Sweden to move attack memorial as fence sags

Sweden authorities have yet to identify the names of the killed, but The Associated Press breaks down the deceased as including two Swedes as well as a British man and a Belgian woman.

A 39-year-old Uzbek suspected of carrying out the attack had previously been refused residency in Sweden and had "shown sympathies for extremist organisations" such as the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) group, the police said.

According to the AP, a spokesperson for the national police said the suspect is known to have "been sympathetic to extremist organizations".

Jan Evensson of the Stockholm police told a news conference that the 39-year-old suspect's request for a residence permit was rejected in June 2016, but police could not find him to send him back to his native country because he was not at the address he had given.

It was the second terror attack in Stockholm. "If we don't know where they are we can't carry out the deportation".

Friday's attack has deeply shocked the usually tranquil Scandinavian nation, which prides itself on its openness and tolerance. He was reportedly seeking asylum in Sweden, although authorities were looking to deport him.

The Belgian news agency Belga, quoting Reyders, says the woman had been reported missing and was first identified via her identity papers and later by DNA testing.

"If people who are here seeking asylum and treat us like this, it is not good", Holm said.

Sweden's health service said 10 people were still hospitalized for wounds from the attack and four of them were seriously injured. Carlstedt said. "I think it is very important now not to rush into something, to see how we can safeguard this open society and still be able to protect ourselves".

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Security officials in neighboring Norway, where a 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russian Federation was detained early Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station, spoke of the alarming potential for a copycat effect.

"But today, were all Stockholmers", he said to huge applause.

Mr Evenssen said police were holding five more people in connection with the deadly attack, after raids over the weekend, and that they had conducted about 500 interviews as part of the inquiry.

The family of an 11-year-old Swedish girl have meanwhile confirmed she was one of the four people killed in the attack.

"I thought everyone would run past me and save themselves", Papusa Ciuraru, whose foot was crushed by a boulder displaced by the speeding truck, told the Expressen daily.

Although nine of the 15 people injured remained in hospital, two in intensive care, Stockholm began to return normal on Sunday with the removal of police barricades along the Drottninggatan street where the attack took place.

Under sunny spring skies, crowds thronged the Sergels Torg plaza, a stone's throw from where a stolen truck mowed down strolling shoppers before slamming into the facade of the bustling Ahlens department store on Friday afternoon.

A former co-worker of Akilov contacted by Reuters said Akilov had never expressed any religious views and also said that the man he shared a flat with near Stockholm was said to be "devastated" to hear Akilov may be responsible for the attack.

"Horror can not prevail, horror may never win, we will win instead.(with) openness and kindness!" the Social Democrat said.

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