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Swedes hold peace vigil

Thousands of people attends a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism in in Sergels Torg, central Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, April 9, 2017. A hijacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into the department store Ahlens, background center, on Friday in the Swedish capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Thousands of people attends a “Lovefest” vigil against terrorism in in Sergels Torg, central Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, April 9, 2017. A hijacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into the department store Ahlens, background center, on Friday in the Swedish capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

STOCKHOLM – Thousands of people gathered in central Stockholm yesterday for a “Lovefest” vigil against terrorism, as police pursue their investigation into this week’s deadly truck attack.

Shocked by Friday’s attack that left four dead and 15 injured – for which a 39-year-old Uzbek man is in custody – Stockholmers mobilized on Facebook, organizing a vigil that was held at the Sergels Torg plaza near where the truck rammed into shoppers.

Sweden has been trying to get back on its feet this weekend after what authorities termed a terror attack, the motive for which was still unknown.

The method, however, was similar to previous attacks using vehicles in Nice, Berlin, and London, all of them claimed by the Islamic State group.(AFP)

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