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One dead in blade attack at Spanish church

A suspect has been arrested following a stabbing attack at a church in southern Spain that left at least one person dead.

Spain Attack One person was killed in Wednesday's attack outside the church in Algeciras, Spain.
January 26, 2023
26 January 2023

One person has been killed and another severely injured in an attack carried out by a person with a bladed weapon at a church in southern Spain.

The attacker was arrested and is in the custody of Spain’s National Police.

The interior ministry said one person was killed in Wednesday’s attack outside the church of San Isidro, in the city of Algeciras, while the other person was wounded inside the church.

Police were investigating the incident, the ministry said. It offered no further detail on the weapon that was used or on the attacker’s possible motive.

Local media said the dead person was a priest.

The secretary general of Spain’s Episcopal Conference, Francisco García, wrote on Twitter that “I have received the news of the incident in Algeciras with great pain”.

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

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