The woman who injured two people on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Lugano has a jihadist background. The police have already announced that there may be terrorism.

The two victims, both women, were attacked in a department store. One of them was grabbed by her neck, the other one was hit in the neck with a serrated knife.

The suspect, a 28 – year-old woman of “Swiss” nationality, is no stranger to the police. The Federal Police have known since 2017 that she has a jihadist background. However, Details have not been published.

Lugano is located in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, in the south of Switzerland. Regional head of government Norman Gobbi writes on Twitter that Switzerland is a peaceful country and that Ticino is a safe place. ‘All the more reason to strongly condemn this absurd violence, motivated by extremism which is commonplace in our community.”

Switzerland identified some 100 inhabitants who are considered a threat or have travelled to war zones as militants, but it is unusual for terrorist attacks to take place in the neutral country.

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