I express grave concern at the apparent terrorist attack in a central
Stockholm yesterday evening (local time).
The attack was timed to cause maximum casualties in a high density shopping
I am advised that two people have been injured in the attack and one other,
thought to be the protagonist, was killed.
If confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would mark the first occasion that
Sweden has been targeted in this way on its home soil.
I express Australia's solidarity with Sweden in denouncing this outrage,
and our commitment to ongoing efforts to counter terrorism.
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