Enter the church and attack the faithful with a samurai sword: one dead and four wounded in Spain

The arrested man is of African origin and is in his 30s. Meanwhile, the Spanish police have opened a terrorism investigation

Spain - police

A man with a samurai sword entered two churches ad Algeciras, in the south of Spain, killing at least one sexton and wounding four others. This was reported by the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo", according to which the alleged perpetrator of the attack has been arrested. According to initial information, a priest is among the wounded and is in serious condition.

The arrested man is of African origin and is in his 30s. Meanwhile, the Spanish police have opened a terrorism investigation. For the moment, the reasons for the attack and whether there may be a religious motivation behind it are not known.

The attacker would first have gone to the chapel of San Isidro and after discussing with the parish priest he would have stabbed him with a machete. Subsequently, the man moved to the church of Nuestra Senora de la Palma, the main one in the city, where he killed the sexton.

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