Just days after attacks in London and Moscow targeted civilians, reports from Sweden said a vehicle had been used to knock down pedestrians, as with previous attacks in London and Nice.
The Foreign Ministry is advising any Latvians currently in Stockholm to let their friends and family know they are alright, if possible.
Anyone needing consular assistance in Sweden can ring the Latvian embassy on: + 46 (8) 7006301
Some of the messages of condolence posted to social media are reproduced below, beginning with Gints Jegermanis, Latvia's ambassador to Sweden.
I would like to express my condolences to relatives of the perished and injured in terror attack in Stockholm.— Gints Jegermanis (@GintsJegermanis) April 7, 2017
We stand together with Sweden in this tragic moment. We must be strong in defending our way of life, our principles.— Gints Jegermanis (@GintsJegermanis) April 7, 2017
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said:
It is tragic and saddening when innocent people lose their lives. My most sincere condolences to the families of victims in #Stockholm.— Maris Kucinskis (@MarisKucinskis) April 7, 2017
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said:
Shocked by terrorist attack in #Stockholm, full solidarity and support to our Swedish friends, stay strong! Condolences to all affected ??— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) April 7, 2017