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Missy has been posting on the news of the truck attack in Sweden (thanks), here is an updated from The Guardian:

Stockholm truck drives into crowd, killing three people

At least three people have been killed and eight injured after a truck drove into pedestrians in a busy shopping area of central Stockholm, according to police.

Officers said they were treating the incident as terror-related and the prime minister, Stefan Löfven, said everything indicated it was a terror attack.

The truck, a delivery vehicle belonging to the brewery Spendrups, was hijacked earlier in the day. The company confirmed it was stolen on Friday morning when a man jumped into the cab and drove it away.

Police also confirmed shots were fired at another location, according to media reports. When the truck drove into the crowd, a man fled carrying a weapon, according to a reporter at the scene.

In recent years, several hundred young Swedes have travelled to Syria to join Isis, making Sweden one of the main sources of European recruits to the Islamist group.

If the event is confirmed to be a terrorist attack, it will be the first in Sweden since an Iraqi-born Swedish man exploded two bombs in Stockholm in 2010, one of which killed him. No one else was injured.

52 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Another vehicle driven into pedestrians, this time in Sweden.

    It has just happened, but reports are suggesting up to three people killed.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/07/truck-crashes-crowd-people-stockholm/

    • Missy

       /  April 8, 2017

      Radio is reporting that the PM has said all indications are it was abterrorist attack

  2. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Another media outlet is saying that the truck belongs to a brewery and the owner claims the vehicle was hijacked earlier today.

  3. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Unconfirmed witness reports have said that there were shots fired in a different part of the city (or area) to where the truck crashed.

  4. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Police are reportedly hunting one suspect, it is unclear as to whether another was arrested at the scene, the PM reported one was but the police have said no-one has been arrested.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/07/truck-crashes-in-central-stockholm-sweden

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/07/truck-crashes-crowd-people-stockholm/

  5. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Away from Sweden, and back to the UK.

    The Labour Party are looking less and less unified (if that is possible) after their mixed response to the US air strikes.

    The Deputy Leader Tom Watson released a statement supporting the strikes.

    In his statement he said: “Indiscriminate chemical weapons attacks on civilians can never be tolerated and must have consequences” going on to say that the US strikes were “A direct and proportionate response to a clear violation of international law by the Syrian regime.”

    Corbyn released a statement condemning the action hours after Tom Watson’s. Corbyn’s statement warned the acton “risks escalating the war in Syria still further” and added “The British government should urge restraint on the Trump administration and throw its weight behind peace negotiations and a comprehensive political settlement.”

    Corbyn reportedly consulted his shadow Defence Secretary on how to respond to the American intervention, but disregarded her advice to support the action and put out his own statement condemning the acton. His position is not that of many of his MPs putting Corbyn yet again at odds with the majority of his MPs.

    The time it took him to respond has received criticism from MPs in his own party.

    One poked fun at him with this tweet.

  6. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    The Telegraph has summarised what we know about the Stockholm Terror Attack today:

    “What happened?

    Shortly after 2.15pm local time a truck ploughed into pedestrians in Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping district in the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

    The truck, which is believed to have been hijacked from a Swedish brewery company, crashed into the corner of the Ahlens department store and onlookers described the cab as being on fire.

    There were also unconfirmed reports of gunfire being heard near the scene. Swedish officials have said all the indications point to it being a terror attack.

    Have there been casualties?

    Early reports indicate that at least three people have been killed but many more have been injured and officials have said they fear the death toll could rise.

    Are there any suspects?

    The Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, initially said one person had been arrested but the statement was later retracted and police issued a photograph of a suspect they wanted to trace.

    He was described as wearing a green jacket, white shoes and grey hoodie.

    What has been the reaction?

    The Swedish metro system was shutdown, the central station placed in lockdown and locals were told not to drive in the city centre while the police operation was continuing.

    World leaders immediately sent messages of condolence and solidarity with the Swedish people.

    Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, expressed his “deep concern” over the attack, which comes just two weeks after the Westminster terrorist attack.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/07/everything-know-far-stockholm-terror-attack/

  7. Brown

     /  April 8, 2017

    Here I am at 6AM needing to virtue signal my support for Muslims everywhere because this is not real Islam. First since 2010? I didn’t realise the IKEA Muslim attack was so long ago but of course they correctly point it only counts if its a bomb or some other terrorist method that meets the requirements of the “being so blatant you can’t ignore it and be credible” test. What’s a knife between friends?

  8. Gezza

     /  April 8, 2017

    BREAKING: Aljaz TV (Maryam ❤️) is reporting the Swedish police have arrested a man in Northern Stockholm & he has confessed to carrying out the attack. They say two people dead at the moment.

    They also report the woman knocked off Westminster Bridge into the Thames has died of her injuries.

    • Gezza

       /  April 8, 2017

      0652 hours

    • Gezza

       /  April 8, 2017

      The latter brings the death toll from the Westminster terrorist attack to 5.

      • Gezza

         /  April 8, 2017

        Wiser heads have talked Trump out of firing cruise missiles at Sweden.

        • Gezza

           /  April 8, 2017

          That last one might be fake news.

          • Missy

             /  April 8, 2017

            Almost certainly, I don’t think Trump is that stupid!

            • Gezza

               /  April 8, 2017

              I might have made it up. I’m just checking.

            • Missy

               /  April 8, 2017

              So definitely fake news then. 🙂

            • Gezza

               /  April 8, 2017

              Yup. That’s been verified now.

            • Corky

               /  April 8, 2017

              He is according to that patronising prat, Steve Maharey ( No 3 under aunty), who said Trump is an absolute disaster. Well, at the moment he’s not. The economy is picking up, the share market is the highest its been . at one stage since 1965….. and most importantly from my perspective- he’s doing something. Geez, that makes a change from do nothing career politicians like Obama and host of other clones from around the world.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  April 8, 2017

            Like Trump saying “Look at Sweden”? That sort of Fake News?

    • Missy

       /  April 8, 2017

      Good to hear an arrest has been made, but a quick confession on his part.

      Yes, it was released this morning that the Romanian Tourist who was knocked off the Bridge died.

      Also this morning, the family of the American who was killed were on GMB, they have been very impressed with the UK authorities in the dealing of it all.

  9. Updates. Couldn’t see whether this has been repeated in here.

    Arrested man is allegedly an Uzbek. The official channels in Sweden still going with usual Scandi-special silence on ethnicity. If you want confirmation just head to that bastion of truth in all TWITTER 😌

    The Stockholm attack is not a response to any crime by Sweden, other than being guilty of compassion, mass intake of immigrants, so-called refugees and bending over backwards to accommodate and appease any and all attempts to highlight shortfalls in integration procedure. ( The latest and most prominent that of Donald Trump).

    I don’t feel any guilt at pronouncing nothing but an ignorant, barbaric response to Sweden having Western and infidel values.
    .
    When will the liberal/ regressive West wake up?

    • Edit. “pronouncing this nothing”

    • Missy

       /  April 8, 2017

      Cheers for that, just reading the updates in the morning papers now.

      One witness claims he appeared to be deliberately targeting children, and as it is the Easter Holidays across much of Europe there may have been a higher than usual number of children around.

      At 0102 UK time this morning the Telegraph updated that Swedish Media were reporting a second arrest in connection with the attack citing Police sources.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/07/truck-crashes-crowd-people-stockholm/

      • A frightful business Missy…it’s not going to stop now they’ve decided trucks are the way to go.

    • Missy

       /  April 8, 2017

      Not much difference I don’t think. They were trying to ‘clean it up’ but on day one very few of the women adhered to the new dress code.

      • Blazer

         /  April 8, 2017

        omg!…one does wonder why they let wiff waff into the…waces,this is Woyal Ascot….for gods …sake!

    • Gezza

       /  April 8, 2017

      The Daily Mail one’s a cracker 😀

      Alcohol. There are times I really like that in a woman. 😬

      • Missy

         /  April 8, 2017

        The DM is a cracker, have to say those two Armed Police looked rather amused at the two young ladies. 🙂

        The other two cops in the picture further down looked less amused – maybe disappointed they didn’t get hit on by some of the young ladies. 😉

        • Gezza

           /  April 8, 2017

          You’re looking compactly gorgeous, btw. 👍

          • Missy

             /  April 8, 2017

            ☺️

            • Hadn’t picked you for a beer drinker Missy. 😇😇😇🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸

            • Missy

               /  April 8, 2017

              Beer drinker from way back Traveller 🍺, though wine or cider is what I will drink these days. 🍷🍷

      • ..and this is one of them Gezz???🎶🤔🤔🤔

        • Gezza

           /  April 8, 2017

          Thunder clapping my arse. How many have you had trav?

          • Er, I’m sitting beside a glass of pure water, a half cup of tea, a toothbrush laden with paste and a tub of anti- mozzie ( not muzzie blazer) . Not at all glamorous and heavenly highballs or tropical cocktails I am afraid. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

            • Gezza

               /  April 8, 2017

              😔 Righto. Soz. I’ll go with the thunder. Where’s the MOTH? 😳

    • @missy. Well whatever your poison is I am sure you’ll not end up on your backside like the lassies above. 😉😉😉😉

      • Gezza

         /  April 8, 2017

        Well, I thought the ones below had a certain je ne sais quoi, trav, but if I was a younger lad I wouldn’t take the one on the left or the right home to meet me mum in that condition.

      • Missy

         /  April 8, 2017

        You would be right about that Trav, never managed to end up in that situation – even in my young and stupid days. 🙂

        • Gezza

           /  April 9, 2017

          I think the young lady in the middle may be trying to get her friend on the right into the recovery position, with some difficulty it appears. I am not sure what is going through the head of the lass on the left, but half of it seems to still be in her glass. 😕

          • Missy

             /  April 9, 2017

            I am sure you are correct G, she will be trying to get her friend into the recovery position….

  10. That extra g was seriously on the image

  11. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Basque separatist group Eta have begun the the process of handing over their weapons in Southern France.

    Eta have reportedly handed a list of 12 weapons caches to French police.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39536136?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central