During an attack on a church with a samurai sword, the accused killed the guard and seriously injured four people, including the priest.
San Isidro and Nuestra Señora de la Palma churches are around 300 meters away.
Madrid: One person was killed and four people were injured in a sword attack at two churches in the city of Algeciras, located in southern Spain. Citing police, Spanish newspaper El Mundo said the defendant killed the guard and seriously injured four people, including the priest, in an attack on a church with a samurai sword. Following Wednesday’s attack, the suspected perpetrator of the sword attack was arrested, reports Al Mundo.
Investigators said they are now investigating whether it was a terrorist incident in which two churches were targeted. San Isidro Church and Nuestra Señora de la Palma are located about 300 meters away. Meanwhile, police arrested the attacker but have yet to release details of his name or nationality. However, local media, including the newspaper El Pais, said the accused was a 25-year-old Moroccan.
A spokesman for the city of Algeciras said the deceased was Diego Valencia, who works at the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church, while Antonio Rodríguez, a priest at San Isidro church, was among those injured , who are in critical condition. . Police say the suspect first entered the San Isidro church and attacked Rodriguez. According to police, Rodriguez was celebrating the Eucharist when he was attacked. The attacker then went to the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church, where he damaged property before attacking Valencia.
Keywords: spain, Terrorist attack
FIRST POST: January 26, 2023, 07:50 IST