A knife attack carried out in Turku, Finland has people wounded in the city center with footage of an attacker yelling, “Allahu Akbar!” The cry means “God is the greatest” and is a common Islamist phrase. However, some Finnish people contest this.
According to Paula Risikko, the interior minister of Finland, the assailant appears to be “foreign looking.”
BBC reports that following the stabbing, the attacker was shot and held.
Finnish media reports 2 people are dead and 6 people have been injured. Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat reports that one of the attacked was a woman pushing a stroller.
News of the attack has also spread fast on Telegram, a popular, encrypted messaging app used by terrorist organizations.
However, there has not been an official claim by ISIS’ “official” Amaq News agency.
This is a developing story.