UN stands with Finland following terrorist attack

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Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)

A deadly attack in Finland has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Authorities in the Nordic country are investigating it as a terrorist attack.

Dianne Penn reports.

The incident occurred on Friday in the south-western city of Turku when a man stabbed two women to death in a market square.

Eight other people were injured before the suspect was shot in the leg and taken to hospital.

He was identified as an 18-year-old asylum seeker from Morocco.

UN chief António Guterres condemned the terrorist attack and extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Finland.

He also wished a speedy recovery to the wounded, according to a statement issued on Saturday by his Spokesman.

“The United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government of Finland in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement concluded.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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