Lisbon: An attacker killed two women and injured a man at the Ismaili Community Center in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The police arrested the attacker.
According to Portuguese media, two women were among the dead, identified as a 49-year-old director of the Aga Khan Foundation and a 24-year-old volunteer.
According to the local police, the attacker was shot after the incident, arrested and taken to the hospital.
Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa expressed his condolences to the families of the women killed in the incident and the Ismaili community, saying that the investigation into the incident is ongoing and it is too early to say anything or say what caused the attack.
Nazim Ahmad, director of the Ismaili Center, told Portuguese media that the attacker was Afghan and his three daughters were learning Portuguese at the same center.
President of the Association of Afghan Communities Umeed Tairi told international media that the Afghan attacker arrived in Portugal a year ago, his wife died in Greece a year ago and he has psychological problems.
A statement released by the Ismaili Community Center after the incident offered its condolences to the families of the victims, without commenting on the motive behind the attack.