Turku Stabbing: Police Consider Stabbings A ‘Terror Attack’

Police in Finland have said that they believe the stabbing of several people in the southwestern city of Turku, which left two people dead, was a ‘terror attack’.

According to police, the attacker, who was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody, was an 18-year-old Moroccan.

Both people stabbed to death in the attack were Finnish. A further eight people were injured, including two Swedes and an Italian.

Police said in a statement: “The act had been investigated as murder, but during the night we received additional information which indicates that the criminal offences are now terrorist killings.”

Officers carried out a number of raids overnight.

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