Stockholm attack: Germany, EU 'stand with' Sweden against terror

People react following the news that a truck reportedly crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden on April 7, 2017.
People react following the news that a truck reportedly crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden on April 7, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany 'stands with' Sweden against terror, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Friday (April 7) after a truck drove into a crowd in downtown Sweden in an apparent terror attack.

“Our thoughts go out to the people in Stockholm, to the injured, their relatives, rescuers and police. We stand together against terror,” the spokesman said on T witter.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: "We stand in solidarity with the people of #Sweden. An attack on any of our Member States is an attack on us all."

“One of Europe’s most vibrant and colourful cities appears to have been struck by those wishing it – and our very way of life – harm.

“We stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the people of Sweden and the Swedish authorities can count on the European Commission to support them in any which way we can.”

EU summit chair Donald Tusk tweeted: “My heart is in Stockholm this afternoon.

“My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends of today’s terrible attack.”

 

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