Friday 5/20/22
TERRORISM

Five detained in Finland for suspected far-right terrorist plot

The suspects are native Finns, all men, born between 1995 and 1998
Person disguised as a terrorist. Photo: Image distributed by the Police, as part of the seized materials that are under investigation.
Person disguised as a terrorist. Photo: Image released by the Finnish Police, as part of the seized materials that are under investigation.

Five people have been detained in Finland in connection with a suspected terrorist plot, police in the south-west of the country said on Friday.

According to police information, they formed a group of "far-right radical ideology" suspected of planning a terrorist act.

The firearms, cartridges and explosives were confiscated during searches conducted by police officers.

The suspects were taken into custody on Tuesday, the Southwest Finland Police Department wrote on Twitter. Investigators said there was no acute danger.

The suspects resided near Kankaanpaa in the region of Satakunta, which is about 250 kilometres north-west of Helsinki.

According to Finnish radio station Yle, they are native Finns, all men, born between 1995 and 1998. Several of them are said to have previous convictions.

Five detained in Finland for suspected far-right terrorist plot
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