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11-year-old Swedish girl killed in truck attack

  • Police vans block the street outside Stockholm District Court as 39-year-old Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, prime suspect in Friday's truck attack, appears at a remand hearing in the court, Tuesday April 11, 2017. The four people killed in the attack included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Police vans block the street outside Stockholm District Court as 39-year-old Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, prime suspect in Friday's truck attack, appears at a remand hearing in the court, Tuesday April 11, 2017. The four people killed in the attack included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police with automatic weapons guardthe entrance to Stockholm District Court in Sweden, Tuesday April 11, 2017 for the appearance of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, the accused in Friday's truck crash. Akilov, who is accused of crashing a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm pleaded guilty to terrorist crimes on Tuesday. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Police with automatic weapons guardthe entrance to Stockholm District Court in Sweden, Tuesday April 11, 2017 for the appearance of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, the accused in Friday's truck crash. Akilov, who is accused of crashing a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm pleaded guilty to terrorist crimes on Tuesday. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • An artists impression of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, center, the prime suspect in Friday's truck attack together with his defence counsels during his remand hearing, Tuesday April 11, 2017, in the Stockholm District Court. Due to security restrictions, no frontal coverage was possible. (Johan Hallnas /TT via AP)

    An artists impression of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, center, the prime suspect in Friday's truck attack together with his defence counsels during his remand hearing, Tuesday April 11, 2017, in the Stockholm District Court. Due to security restrictions, no frontal coverage was possible. (Johan Hallnas /TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The parents of an 11-year old Swedish schoolgirl have told local media she was one of the four victims killed in Friday's attack in Stockholm when a truck rammed into a crowd outside an upscale department store.

Sweden's TV4 said Tuesday evening that the parents released a statement saying they want to thank "the Swedish people for all the warmth and love you have given us at a time of despair and pain." They requested "peace and quiet" to grieve the death of their daughter, Ebba Akerlund.

Other victims included a 31-year old Belgian woman, a 69-year old Swedish woman, and a 41-year-old Briton whom the British government identified as Chris Bevington.

A 39-year-old Uzbek man has pleaded guilty to the crime and is being held by police.