Two women stabbed to death at Muslim center in Portugal

According to the newspaper the incident occurred on Tuesday morning at a center for Ismailis, a branch of Shia Islam.

The women who were killed are said to have been employees of the center. There are reports that several others were injured, but at the moment the police have not released any more details about this.

According to information, the perpetrator was carrying a large knife. When the police arrived at the scene, he is said to have approached them and then been shot.

No previous records of violence

Portugal’s interior minister, José Luis Carneiro, says the suspect is a young refugee who was left alone with his three children after his wife died in a refugee camp in Greece, AP writes.

According to information to the Minister of the Interior, he is a calm person and the authorities have no previous information that he has been violent. In the Ismaili community, the man is said to have received help with the language, food and childcare, among other things.

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa says it is too early to comment on a possible motive.

“I want to express my solidarity and condolences to the Ismaili community and the families of the victims of this morning’s attack on the Ismaili center in Lisbon,” Costa writes in a twitter posts.