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Finland knife attacks probed as terror crimes

Memorial candles at the Market Square for the victims of the stabbings in Turku, Finland, on the evening of August 18, 2017.

Memorial candles at the Market Square for the victims of the stabbings in Turku, Finland, on the evening of August 18, 2017.   | Photo Credit: AP

The suspect was an 18-year-old Moroccan.

The Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks as crimes related to terrorism, it said on Saturday.

The suspect was an 18-year-old Moroccan, police added. The suspected attacker killed two people and wounded eight in the city of Turku on Friday before police shot him in the leg and arrested him.

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