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Police in Finland are treating yesterday's knife attack as a terrorist act. 

Two people were killed and a further six were injured in the attack in the busy Turku region. 

The attacker was an 18-year-old Moroccan teenager. 

He was shot in the leg by police at the scene and detained in custody. 

The city centre was locked down as police told people to avoid the area following the attack. 

Five other suspects were arrested under suspicion of involvement.

'There was a raid and we have now six suspects in custody, the main suspect and five others,' Det Supt Markus Laine of the national bureau of investigation told The Guardian. 

 'We will interrogate them, after that we can tell you more. But they had been in contact with the main suspect,'



According to emerging reports, Finnish police have shot an individual responsible for stabbing a number of people in the city of Turku this afternoon.

It has been established that a group of individuals armed with blades went on a violent rampage in the city centre.

Reports claim that the individual was shot by police in the leg, and is now in custody.

Authorities are urging the public to avoid the city centre, and security at Helsinki airport and surrounding train stations has been heightened in the wake of the attack.

It has been reported that at least six people were injured in today's attack.