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    Sweden Elevated Terror Threat Level Not to Be Raised After Truck Attack

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    The Swedish Security Service (SAPO) will not raise the level of terrorist threat in the country from the elevated to the higher after a deadly truck attack in Stockholm city center, SAPO spokesman Karl Melin said Friday.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — A truck rammed pedestrians earlier in the afternoon in a major street in the center of Stockholm, killing at least three and injuring several people.

    "It remains at the level three [on a five-level scale]," Melin said as quoted by the Swedish TT news agency.

    Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that all evidence pointed to a terrorist attack. Police have evacuated the Stockholm Central Train Station, suspended rail traffic and shut the city's subway as well as cordoned off the city center.

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