Spain: The suspect in the machete attacks on the churches was remanded in custody

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THE suspect in the machete attacks on two churches in southern Spain, last week, he was remanded in custody, the judge investigating the case announced.

Judge Joaquin Gadea prosecuted 25-year-old Moroccan Yassin Kanzaa for “homicide with terroristic intent” and many bodily harms after he allegedly killed a youth and injured four other people in the city of Algeciras on January 25.

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Kanjaa was arrested shortly after the attack. It is the first time in six years that extremist Islamists have launched an attack on Spain – the previous one took place in Catalonia in 2017, where 16 people were killed and almost 200 were injured.

If found guilty he could be sentenced to life in prison.

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Canjaa is accused of attacking the 74-year-old priest of the Sin Isidro church last Friday afternoon, seriously injuring him in the neck. He then went to the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church, a few hundred meters away, and killed the 60-year-old youth while injuring three other people, according to the Athens News Agency.

Source: News Beast

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