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Prosecutors call for life in jail for Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov

Rakhmat Akilov in court. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 26.Apr.2018 16:22 hrs

Swedish prosecutor on Thursday urged the court to jail Rakhmat Akilov, who mowed down pedestrians in a deadly truck attack in Stockholm last year, for life.

Akilov, 40, had sworn allegiance to Isis on the eve of his assault that killed five people and injured ten others in one of Europe's safest cities, though the jihadist group never claimed responsibility.

The Local was in the courtroom as prosecutor Hans Ihrman began his closing remarks on Thursday.

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