Moroccan Gang Arrested After Fatal Knife Rampage In Finland


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Five Moroccan citizens have been arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing rampage Friday in the Finnish city of Turku.

Two people were killed and another eight were injured in what police consider a terror attack. One suspect is still at large and an international arrest warrant has been issued.

Witnesses report that the attackers shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is great) during the rampage, according to Finnish broadcaster YLE.

“Due to information received during the night, the Turku stabbings are now being investigated as murders with terrorist intent,” Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The main suspect arrived in Finland in 2016 and claims to be 18 years old. He was arrested after police shot him in the leg shortly after the incident. The suspect has lived at an asylum center in the city.

Citizens from Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom are among the victims.

A similar incident took place hours later in the German city of Wuppertal. One person was killed and another person was injured before the perpetrator fled the scene. Police are not investigating the incident as a terror attack, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.

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