BREAKING: Priest killed and another seriously injured in two church attacks in Algeciras


21:06 (January 25) – A Moroccan man has been arrested in connection with the killing of the priest according to news site La Vanguardia.

They report that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court has assumed the case as an alleged terrorist attack.

The EFE agency suggests that an individual of Maghrebi origins is allegedly responsible for the stabbing and has been arrested in the vicinity of the Plaza Alta, in the heart of the city, where the church of La Palma is located.

20:46 (January 25) – A priest has been killed in an attack on a church in Cadiz town of Algeciras and another was seriously wounded in another attack in the same town.

El Diario reported on Wednesday, January 25 that the priest Diego Valencia was attacked with a machete in the main church of La Palma.

The local parish priest in San Isidro is said to have been attacked by the same assailant minutes before, but he survived and was rushed to the local hospital.

No further details are currently available in what is a developing story.

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

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