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Finnish police say arrested four other Moroccan men over links to stabbings


An armed police officer stands guard at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017.

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An armed police officer stands guard at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017.

Finnish police said they has arrested four other Moroccan men over their possible links to the man suspected of killing two and wounding eight in Friday’s knife attacks.

The police added in a news conference that the attacker, who had arrived in Finland last year, seemed to have chosen women as his targets.

Finnish broadcaster MTV, citing unnamed source, said the man had been declined asylum. The police declined to comment but said he had been “part of the asylum process.”

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