Carnage at German church service

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A man wielding a sword has killed one person and injured at least three more at a church in Germany, police say.

Officers said they found "grisly" scenes after the afternoon attack in the southern city of Stuttgart.

"Severed limbs were lying all round the church," a police spokeswoman said, adding that one man was arrested.

Details remain sketchy and there is no known motive for the attack that took place in the middle of a service in the Protestant church.

Police spokesman Hermann Karpf told the Associated Press news agency that the attack came as members of the local Tamil community were gathered in the church.

"The suspected perpetrator was arrested. He is believed to be a Tamil, and the service was also a Tamil service," Mr Karpf was quoted as saying.

Reports said about 40 people were in the church, most of them believed to members of the Tamil community who originally come from southern India and Sri Lanka.

BBC News

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