The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national believed to have sympathised with jihadist groups, is being held on suspicion of ramming a stolen lorry into pedestrians on a busy street in central Stockholm before crashing it into a department store.

Four people were killed and 15 others injured.

Akilov, a construction worker who had been refused permanent residency in Sweden, was arrested several hours after the attack in Marsta, a suburb north of Stockholm.

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