TURKU FINLAND – Continued from Yesterday – – Several people stabbed. Assailant shot in the leg and detained. Police are asking to avoid Puutori-Market Square area.
** Police raided an apartment in Turku late last night. Several people have been arrested. Police say they are “quite certain” about the attacker’s identity. 3 victims are still in ICU.
** Total: 2 killed, 8 injured (revised toll). Attacker under arrest + 5 arrested during raid.
** Attacker is an 18-year-old Moroccan: police
** Attack is now being investigated as terrorist murder and attempted terrorist murder
** Deceased victims are Finnish nationals. 1 Italian national and 2 Swedish nationals among the injured victims
** New press conference @ 2pm local
** The suspect
** 1 international search warrant issued for another suspect
** 1 of the 2 Swedish victims is in fact a U.K. citizen: police
** The attacker specifically targeted women. He arrived in Finland as a refugee last year.
** Several foreign intelligence agencies are now involved in the investigation
** Deceased victims are a 67-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl
Other news of August 19
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#France #Nîmes – Shooting reported near train station.
** Police are inside a TGV train now and searching for suspects. All passengers are being asked to put their hands up.
** Station evacuated. Authorities recommend to avoid the area until further notice.
** No shooting could be heard from within the train station. Police are looking for 2 suspects.
** Acc to Midi Libre, a witness alerted police after having seen 1 or more armed individuals.
** Statement by Préfet: no actual shooting, operation @ railway station due to some suspicious activity.
** Préfet asks again to stay clear of the area.
** 1 male under arrest. Was carrying an alarm gun in his bag.
** Area secured and released. All clear.
#Spain #Catalunya – Major police operations throughout the territory. For security reasons police ask not to spread locations. #Italy – Pro- #IS Telegram channel is suggesting Italy as next target for an attack. #Spain #Barcelona – 54 people still in hospital. 11 in critical condition.
** People showing their gratitude to police officers for a job very well done.
** Terror cell as known at this point (El País)
#Germany #Berlin – 2 arson attacks against railway infrastructure. Political motive not excluded. – https://t.co/L8hJsp4ueb #Greece #Corfu – 22-year-old Belgian woman of Moroccan origin arrested on suspected links to terrorist activities under a #Europol warrant. #Israel – Palestinian in West Bank attack bid killed: Israeli police (AFP) #India #Khatauli – Train derailment. 5 coaches derailed. Counterterrorism units on the way to the scene. (ANI)
** Officials are talking about an accident for the time being
#IS claims #Cambrils attack.
#Russia #Surgut – 8 injured in new stabbing attack. Assailant shot and killed by police. Investigation ongoing.
** Stabber was a local resident. Acc to press agency
#TASS assailant was mentally unstable.
#IS has claimed the attack
#Kenya #Lamu – 4 killed, houses torched in Lamu midnight attack. #AlShabaab suspected. – https://t.co/v7pwwifXuU #Spain #Alcanar – You might hear a few explosions. Nothing to worry about: they are controlled explosions, carried out by security services. #BurkinaFaso #Ouagadougou – A gendarme who was injured during the operation has now succumbed to his injuries