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Spain church stabbing incident: At least one dead, several injured

World NewsSpain church stabbing incident: At least one dead, several injured

Spanish authorities are investigating what they said was a possible “terrorist” incident after a man opened fire at two churches in the southern Spanish port city of Algeciras, a judicial source and a city spokesman said. At least one person was killed by stabbing people.

A city spokesman said the man attacked priests at two different churches – San Isidro and Nuestra Señora de la Palma, about 300 meters (1,000 feet) apart – in the city center just after 8pm on Wednesday. In Algeciras. A source at the Madrid High Court said the incident was being investigated as terrorism.

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The attacker has been arrested, police said, while a police source shared footage showing two officers scoring a handcuffed man. Police have not released details of his name or nationality.

A spokesman for the city of Algeciras said the dead man was Diego Valencia, a priest of the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church, while the head priest of the parish church of San Isidro, Antonio Rodriguez, was among the wounded and in critical condition. Is. …

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Footage broadcast by local media showed a man dressed in black holding a weapon that appeared to be a knife. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the video.

El Mundo newspaper reported that four people were injured in the attack.

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