Stockholm is attacked by Islamic Terrorism | Apr 08, 2017

Attack in Stockholm: “It was only a matter of time before it happens here”

| Le Monde

“A truck drove at pedestrians, Friday afternoon in the center of the capital. Four were killed and fifteen injured, according to the latest report.

The center-town Stockholm is almost desert, this Friday, April 7 evening. The Police has cordoned off the area completely Drottninggatan, where the great Åhlens store is located. Around 22 h 30, the prime minister, Stefan Löfven, income disaster in Gothenburg, where the party congress opens to social -démocrate, Saturday lunch, laid flowers and a candle on the sidewalk, a few meters of the places the attack ram truck, occurred a few hours earlier.

Earlier, at a press conference since Rosenbad, the seat of government, he said: “The purpose of terrorism is to undermine democracy. But these acts will never happen to win in Sweden , we know. Can not we split , you can not lead our lives, you can never win. “ The congress of the Social Democratic party should be maintained, but Stefan Löfven is not certain to participate .

The police spokesman announced that the terrorist trail was considered a “hypothesis  work “ . He confirmed that a man had been arrested in the suburb of Märsta stockholmoise, early evening. Jan Evensson, which directs operations, said his description matched the picture , that the forces had issued earlier in the day, without specifying whether it is the truck driver.

“In Afghanistan , this often happens. But not here “

A few streets Drottninggattan Sami, a young man of 25, arrived in Sweden from Afghanistan, there are five, waiting outside a luggage stand, marketing Hötorget. A few seconds after the truck is embedded in the window of the store Åhlens, people came running, he said: “They were screaming. Minutes later, the police came and told us to leave . They pushed us, they screamed. “

Sami had to give up his bags. Most of his neighbors have not returned, deserting their stalls of flowers and fruit. He expects the car who is to return home. But the police do not let pass any vehicle. The young man, staring into the void, is shocked: “In Afghanistan, this often happens. But not here. Not in Sweden. Not in Stockholm. I am scared. “

Opposite him, Camille and Ingrid, who work at the hotel Haymarket, trying to understand . They were in the kitchen, when a crowd of people rushed into the establishment, a hundred meters from the store. “They were crying, many were shocked. A woman was completely paralyzed. “ The hotel was cordoned off by the police a few minutes later. The people who had sought refuge were unable to stand after 19 hours.

The two young women say they are not surprised. They cite London, Nice , Brussels … “It was only a matter of time before it happens here. Obviously, we never thought it would happen so close. “ In addition, police said the same thing. She came home, when she was called to the scene. “It’s tragic, but we knew it would eventually happen . What is amazing is that there are no more deaths. “

…Continue reading more @ Le Monde translated in Google Translate.