In the city of Algeciras in southern Spain, several churches were attacked with bladed weapons on parishioners and clergy. The Spanish Minister of the Interior said that one person was killed and several were injured in the attack.
El Pais writes that around 6:30 pm local time, an unidentified man walked into the church of San Isidro in the city center, where he began arguing with parishioners about the benefits of Islam. The man left the place, but returned at 19:20 with a machete, which hit the priest.
After that, a man with a machete appeared in the church of La Palma, located a few hundred meters from the first church, where the sacristan became his victim. According to witnesses, the man began to throw things off the altar. One of the clergy tried to stop him, and then an unknown person struck him a mortal blow.
The perpetrator, according to sources in the investigating authorities, is a native of Morocco. He was arrested by the police while trying to escape.
El Pais writes that the investigation is trying to establish the motives that guided the perpetrator. However, at the moment there is no doubt that the attacks were Islamist in nature.
As one of the versions, the investigation considers a terrorist attack.