Finnish police arrests 2 new suspects over Turku knife attack

Police have previously detained the main suspect, a Moroccan asylum seeker, and three other men in connection with the killings

FILE: Candles, flowers and a placard reading 'There is no place for fear in Turku' have been left at the makeshift memorial for the victims of Friday's stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland on 20 August 2017. Picture: AFP.

HELSINKI - Finnish police said on Wednesday they had arrested two more suspects in connection with last week's knife attack that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku.

The arrested men had told Finnish authorities they were from Algeria and Swedish ones they were Moroccan, police said.

Police have previously detained the main suspect, a Moroccan asylum seeker, and three other men in connection with the killings, which they suspected of having had a terrorist motive.