Spain Church Attack: Spain shaken by terrorist attack! Sword attacks on 2 churches, 1 dead, 4 including pastor injured2 min read
In a church attack with a samurai sword, the accused killed the caretaker and seriously injured four people, including the priest.
Both the churches San Isidro and Nuestra Señora de la Palma are located approximately 300 meters away.
Madrid: One person was killed and four people were injured in a sword attack in two churches in the city of Algeciras, located in the southern part of Spain. Citing the police, Spain’s El Mundo newspaper said that the accused killed the caretaker and seriously injured four people, including the priest, in a church attack with a samurai sword. Following Wednesday’s attack, the alleged perpetrator of the sword attack has been arrested, Al Mundo reports.
The investigating officers said that they are now probing whether it was a terrorist incident in which two churches were targeted. Both the Church San Isidro and Nuestra Señora de la Palma are located at a distance of about 300 meters. At the same time, the police has arrested the attacker but has not yet released the details of his name or nationality. However, local media, including El Pais newspaper, said the accused was a 25-year-old Moroccan.
A spokesman for the city of Algeciras said the person who died was Diego Valencia, who works at the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church, while Antonio Rodríguez, a priest at the San Isidro church, was among the injured, who is in critical condition. . Police said the suspect first entered the San Isidro Church and attacked Rodriguez. According to the 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.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 26, 2023, 07:50 IST