Saturday 24 February 2018

Stabbing attack in Finland being treated as terrorist attack

People bring memorial candles and flowers to the Turku Market Square for the victims of Friday's stabbings in Turku, Finland
People bring memorial candles and flowers to the Turku Market Square for the victims of Friday's stabbings in Turku, Finland
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A stabbing attack in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent.

The National Bureau of Investigation, which is heading the investigation, said those killed in the attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens.

It said the wounded include one Italian and two Swedes.

Police said they have identified the suspect, an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen, but did not release his name.

Press Association

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