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

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.

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.

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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