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Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan accused of killing four people in Stockholm last week by driving a hijacked truck into a crowd of people, has admitted committing an act of terrorism, according to his lawyer.

Sweden observed a minute of silence Monday on a national day of mourning for the four people killed and 15 wounded in a truck attack last week, while the suspect's name emerged in court papers and the U.N. Security Council condemned the rampage.

"His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained", said lawyer Johan Eriksson.

On Sunday, the prime minister, who has beefed up border controls, also expressed "frustration", saying: "If someone has been rejected, they have to leave the country".

Legal documents show Akilov had asked for Eriksson to be replaced by a Sunni Muslim lawyer, but the court denied his request.

A second person was arrested on the same potential charge Sunday, and four others were being held by police.

He is accused of barrelling a stolen beer truck down a busy pedestrian street on Friday afternoon, mowing down shoppers before smashing into the facade of the Ahlens department store.

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Carl Forsaljare, a magazine seller, was in the area during the attack but says, unfortunately, he was not surprised it happened in peaceful Sweden.

Akilov was due to appear in court at 10am on Tuesday for a magistrate to decide whether to remand him in custody. Akilov was already wanted by police for failing to comply with a deportation order. The four people killed in the attack included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman.

Eight people were still in hospital, two of whom were in critical condition.

Police have earlier said the investigation could "take up to a year to finish". "So terrorists can never defeat Sweden, never". The head of the National Police, Dan Eliasson, said that the suspect had been known to police.

A nation of 10 million, Sweden took in 244,000 asylum seekers in 2014 and 2015, more per capita than any other country in Europe.

"I mowed down the infidels", he said, according to Aftonbladet, citing unidentified sources close to the investigation.

Hector said people in Sweden are showing much appreciation to police officers in the country for their rapid response to the attack.

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