Police officers outside Stockholm dictrict court on February 13, 2018 during the opening of the trial of Rakhmat Akilov, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack. / AFP / TT News Agency / Janerik HENRIKSSON
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The trial of an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm last year, killing five and injuring 14, started Tuesday under heavy security.Five people were killed -- a British man, a Belgian woman and three Swedes, including an 11-year-old girl.Akilov had said he offered Daesh to carry out an attack in Stockholm on behalf of the group.The construction worker, who was 39 at the time of the attack, was subject to deportation from Sweden ahead of the attack as his asylum application had been rejected.Sweden's domestic intelligence agency has said it had nothing indicating he was planning an attack.
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