'˜Three dead and shots fired' as truck ploughs into shoppers in Stockholm

Three people have been killed and shots have been fired after a truck ploughed into pedestrians in Stockholm, Swedish radio has reported.

The incident was in Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping district in the centre of the Swedish capital.

Police said a number of people had been hurt in the incident, which comes after trucks were used in terror attacks in Nice and Berlin last year.

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Newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a witness saying they saw hundreds of people running for their lives near the Ahlens mall

Another witness told the newspaper that the out-of-control truck ran over at least two people.

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