Police in Spain have arrested armed with a knife attacker who attacked law enforcement officers, shouting «Allah Akbar». The incident occurred at a checkpoint Beni Enza, located between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla.
The attack wounded a policeman, the reasons for the attack and the motives of the perpetrator remain not yet known, reports on Tuesday, July 24, the website of the TV channel i24news, with reference to the Minister of internal Affairs of Spain Juan Ignacio Zoido.
The article notes that the African continent in the city of Melilla and Ceuta, captured by the Spaniards 500 years ago during the conquest, are now under the influx of thousands of immigrants from Central Africa who are illegally residing on the territory of Morocco. They are trying various ways to enter Spanish territory and to refugee status.
The urban area in this regard is enclosed by a perimeter barbed wire and surveillance cameras and guarded by army patrols.