Skyddspolisen i Finland bekräftar att
de två häktade islamisterna tillhör
Al Shabaab berättar YLE.
De är somaliska medborgare och har
finansierat islamistisk terrorverksamhet
och rekryterat minst en somalisk
terrorist som återvänt till Somalia.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has
confirmed that two persons detained on suspicion
of engaging in the recruitment and financing of
terrorists are Somali citizens.
Finnish police say that a man and woman arrested
on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror
recruitment are linked to al-Shabab, Somalia's
most powerful militant group.
The suspects say they sent small amounts of
money to Somalia. The 34-year-old man is also
suspected of recruiting at least one person abroad
to commit an act of terrorism overseas.
The male suspect has lived in Finland since 2005
and has applied for Finnish citizenship. He has held
a number of jobs in Finland and has also been self-
employed. The 28-year-old woman, a student,
arrived in the country in 2008.
Intelligence officials detained the suspects on
September 7 in the Helsinki region in Finland's
first terror-linked arrests.
Police are also investigating other people, some
of them abroad, and have confiscated material
evidence during house searches in the capital
Officials have until December 15 to charge the