By Sarah Keane • 25 November 2020 • 15:12
JIHADISTS linked to suspected terror attack in Swiss department store
Police arrested a Swiss national on Tuesday, November 24 at around 2pm at the Manor department store in Lugano in the Ticino region, after the 28-year-old woman slit one shopper’s throat and tried to strangle another. Police sources said the Italian-speaking suspect was investigated for ‘jihadist terrorism’ in 2017.
The federal attorney-general’s office said: ‘A department store in Lugano was the scene of a suspected terrorist-motivated attack on several people.’
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said: ‘My thoughts are with the victims wishing them a full & swift recovery. We stand with Switzerland in these difficult hours.’
This comes after two suspected jidahists were arrested near Zurich earlier this month over possible links to the jihadist attack that took place in Vienna on November 2nd.
Both victims of Saturday’s incident are said to be recovering in hospital.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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