- Suspected terrorist launched attack around 3pm Wednesday in southern town
- He was shot in the leg by officers after injuring eight people with a blade
- Three victims suffered life-threatening injuries, another two in serious condition
- Suspect a 22-year-old Afghan national with drug convictions, local media said
Eight people were yesterday wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in Sweden.
The assailant, reportedly a 22-year-old Afghan national, was shot in the leg after launching his attack at around 3pm in Vetlanda, a small town in the country’s south.
Three of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, while another two were said to be in a ‘serious condition.’
Local media gave conflicting reports that the assailant used either a knife or an axe.
Last night, police raided the suspect’s apartment in the town. He is known to police and has previous convictions for minor drugs offences, including possession of cannabis, according to daily newspaper Expressen.