Two women were killed and two others were injured in a knife attack on the center of the Ismaili Muslim movement in Lisbon.
This is reported by the publication Publico.
In the early hours of the day, the police received a report that a knife attack had taken place in the center of Ismaili. Arriving at the scene, agents encountered a man armed with a large knife.
According to police officials, the attacker was ordered to stop the attack. However, the man went to the police.
It is reported that law enforcement officers opened fire and wounded the attacker. He was taken to the hospital.
The leader of the Ismaili community, Nazim Ahmad, confirmed that the attacker was Afghan and that the victims of the attack were women.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa expressed "solidarity and sympathy" with the Ismaili community and the families of the victims, also noting the swift intervention of the police.
"This made it possible to arrest the suspect, who is currently in the Santa Maria Hospital and receiving medical assistance. It is premature to draw any conclusions about the motives of this criminal act, but we must calmly wait for the authorities to conduct the necessary investigations," explained the Prime Minister.
The Ismaili Center in Lisbon is the world headquarters of the Ismaili community, a Shia Muslim minority led by the millionaire prince Aga Khan.
Participation in events and internal structures has one goal: to put into practice the teachings of the Aga Khan IV, the religious leader of a community that spans 25 countries. The Aga Khan heads a network of financial, business institutions and institutes that provide assistance in the field of development.