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Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack - prosecutors

The Dutch prosecution service said Gokmen Tanis, 37, 'confessed this morning to the examining magistrate the criminal offenses against him.'

Police forces and emergency services stand at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on March 18, 2019 where a shooting took place. Several people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on March 18, police said, with local media reporting counter-terrorism police at the scene. Picture: AFP

THE HAGUE - A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said Friday.

Gokmen Tanis, 37, "confessed this morning to the examining magistrate the criminal offenses against him. He also stated that he acted alone," the Dutch prosecution service said in a statement.

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