Hassam Hameed-TDO-21.02.2018- Rakhmat Akilov has testified to the truck attack he carried out in April 2017. He said that he carried out the attack to avenge his comrades dead because of coalition bombing in Syria, of which Sweden is part of in capacity of providing training. He showed no remorse while testifying.
This attack was never claimed by any Jihadi organization. Rakhmat claimed that he swore allegiance to IS after his asylum application was rejected and carried it out after he had received a green light. He has been in touch with them via encrypted chat sites. Such attacks has been an effective tactic used by jihadi organization. Previously it happened in Nice, France, and in Berlin, Germany.
Rakhmat is been indicted for "terrorism and attempted terrorism".