Finland court jails Iraqi twins suspected of IS killing

ESTONIA: A Finnish court has jailed two Iraqi brothers in custody for four months, suspected of having been members of the Islamic State group in Iraq and fatally shooting 11 unarmed soldiers there in June 2014.

Friday's custody hearing was held behind closed doors at the Pirkanmaa District Court in Tampere, so no details were released.

National Bureau of Investigation spokesman Jari Raty said the court case is set to start "sometime in April."

Finnish police earlier had said the twins were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of taking part in a massacre outside Tikrit, where 1,700 Iraqi soldiers were captured and killed.

The men had arrived in Finland in September but it was unclear whether they were asylum-seekers.