Uzbekistan says had warned West about Stockholm attack suspect

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April 14, 2017 10:35
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TASHKENT  - Uzbekistan's security services had passed information on Rakhmat Akilov, the man accused of ramming a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm last week, to Sweden through another Western nation, Uzbek Foreign Minister said on Friday.

Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov told reporters Akilov had been recruited by the Islamic State militant group after he left the Central Asian nation in 2014 and settled in Sweden. He did not name the nation which was suppose to pass information on Akilov to the Swedish authorities.

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