A white weapon attack on a church in Spain kills one person

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior said that one person was killed and another seriously wounded in an attack carried out by a person with a blade weapon on a church in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday.

Spain’s National Court said a judge had opened an investigation into possible terrorism over the attack.

The attacker was arrested and is in the custody of the Spanish National Police. The ministry did not identify the attacker.

She added that one of the victims of the attack was killed outside the church of San Isidro, while the other was wounded inside the church.

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Police work next to the body of a man who was killed in Algeciras, southern Spain, on January 25, 2023.
(Nono Riku/Europa Press via AP)

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The ministry said police were investigating the incident to determine the “nature of the attack”. No further details were provided about the weapon used or the attacker’s possible motive.

Local media said the dead man was a priest.

“I received the news of the incident in Algeciras with great pain,” wrote the general secretary of the Episcopal Conference in Spain, Francisco GarcĂ­a, on Twitter.

“These are sad moments of suffering, we are united by the pain of the families of the victims and the Diocese of Cadiz,” he added.

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