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Finnish police release one more held over Aug 18 knife attack

HELSINKI: Finnish police on Friday released another of the men suspected of involvement in fatal stabbings in the city of Turku on Aug. 18, leaving just one suspect in custody. Officers arrested seven people after the attack and have now released six of them without charge. Two women died and eight people were wounded in the mid-August knife attack, which police are investigating as Finland’s first terrorism-related assault. Read More: Two police officers injured in knife assault outside Buckingham Palace The main…

Finnish police release 3 suspects in stabbing attack

FINLAND: Finnish police have released three of the seven suspects held following a stabbing spree that killed two people last week, they said in a statement Saturday. But four men are still in custody after last week`s attack in the southwestern city of Turku, which investigators are treating as the country`s first terror attack. They include the main suspect in the attack, which took place on August 18, a man police initially identified as Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker. Read More: Finland…

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

KABUL: A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy in the heart of the Afghan capital. In further violence roiling the country, 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in…