'UN stands in solidarity with Finland in its fight against terrorism,' says Guterres

19 August 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the terrorist attack in south-western Finland which killed at least two people.

“The United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government of Finland in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” the Secretary-General said in a statement from his spokesperson.

He extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Finland, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

According to media reports, an assailant killed at least two people and wounded a half-dozen others on 18 August in an attack in Turku, Finland.

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