Spain: 1 dead in Algeciras church stabbing – TSTIME – 25/01/2023

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At least one person was killed and four injured in an attack on a church in southern Spain by a man wielding a knife on Wednesday.

Police said the suspect was arrested and prosecutors said they are investigating the stabbing as a “terrorist” attack.

What we know about the attack

“Shortly before 8 p.m., a person launched an attack with a knife, killing one person and injuring others in the San Lorenzo church in Algeciras,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

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The ministry said one person was in serious condition after being attacked inside the church, and indicated the victim was killed outside the church.

According to media reports, a priest was seriously injured and an assistant known as a sacristan was killed.

Some local media describe the weapon as a machete or samurai sword.

The ministry said police were working to determine the “nature of the attack”.

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