One killed, several injured after sword attack on church in southern Spain

Man wielding either a machete or samurai sword attacks churchgoers in San Lorenzo parish, Algeciras

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A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing of several people at a church in southern Spain, with at least one person killed, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

The man, who was described by some media as wielding either a machete or a samurai sword, attacked churchgoers in San Lorenzo parish in Algeciras, a port city in the southern province of Cadiz.

“The facts are being investigated and analysed, but it is not yet possible to determine the nature of the attack,” the ministry said in a statement.

A police spokesperson declined to provide further details.


According to initial reports by local media, the parish priest was among the injured and is in serious condition.

El Mundo newspaper reported that four people had been injured in the attack. – Reuters