One of the victims was the attacker’s teacher, an Afghan national and detained by the police.
One of the victims in the attack on the Ismaili center in Lisbon today was the master of the attacker and another colleague of the attacker of Afghan origin, according to local media.
The striker, an Afghan man of 40,000, resides in Odivelas – in the Ulixbone metropolitan area, for a year, the father of three children and his wife died in a refugee camp in Greece, according to Correio da Manha.
A man who knew the center of Ismaili well because he took classes in the institution, was seen today in a compound armed with a large steel, killed two women and left several seriously wounded.
The two victims are the attacker’s English teacher, 40, and the attacker’s partner, also of Afghan origin and in his 20s, according to Portugal.
Omed Taeni, a member of the Afghan Community Association in Lisbon, pointed out that the attacker chain is not a frequent Afghan population and “seems to have psychological problems” after the death of his wife in Greece.
Portuguese police reported that they received the first attack at 11:00 local time, when classes and other activities were being held in the center.
Officers found the man armed with a large knife.
“Orders were given to the attacker to resist, he did not comply and he proceeded hand in hand with the policemen” who “sat down to the firearm, reaching and neutralizing the attacker,” said the official.
The assailant was wounded in the legs and was admitted to the hospital under police custody.
The Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, said that “everything indicates that it is an isolated act, but – he is qualified”, we will not anticipate it.
The Lisbon Ismaili Center was built by the Aga Khan Foundation and opened in 1998.
Authorities have identified the area as a security firm in which the counter-terrorist unit of the Judicial Police is participating, although the Portuguese government has not confirmed whether the attack could be classified as a terrorist attack.
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