Uzbekistan ‘warned West about Stockholm attack suspect’

Uzbekistan said on Friday it had warned the West about terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov, who has confessed to launching a truck attack in the Swedish capital on April 7 that killed four people.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said its security services had informed a Western ally that Akilov had ties to “Islamic State” (IS) jihadists, Russian media reported. He did not identify the country or intelligence organization concerned.

Kamilov said the 39-year-old Uzbek national had been radicalized after he moved to Sweden in 2014.

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