Southern Spain: Dead after machete attack in churches

Status: 01/25/2023 10:18 p.m

One person was killed in an attack with a machete in southern Spain – several people were injured. The perpetrator is said to have attacked people in at least two churches.

A churchman was killed in a machete attack in Algeciras, southern Spain. The alleged perpetrator injured four other people, including a priest, in at least two churches, reported the state television broadcaster RTVE and other Spanish media, citing the police. He was later arrested. The sacristan’s body was found outside a church in the Andalusian city.

background unclear

The background and the exact course of events are unclear. The public prosecutor’s office has initiated a preliminary investigation into suspected terrorism, wrote the newspaper “El País”. The regional head of government of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, condemned the crime on Twitter, but at the same time called for prudence while “the facts are being examined”. He assured that “intolerance will never have a place in our society”.

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