Lebanese Swedish employee Alexandra Pierre Mezher has been killed at the hands of a migrant in Sweden, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported on Monday.
It said the 22-year-old victim hailed from the town of Qlayaa in the southern Marjeyoun district.
Earlier on Monday, Agence France-Presse said a young asylum seeker stabbed and killed a female employee of the refugee center for unaccompanied minors where he was staying in western Sweden, quoting Swedish police.
The 22-year-old victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but died of her wounds, police said.
Police would not comment on the identity or nationality of the alleged attacker, except to say that he was a young man who was a resident of the center for 14- to 17-year-olds.
He was under arrest for murder.
“These kinds of calls are becoming more and more common. We’re dealing with more incidents like these since the arrival of so many more refugees from abroad,” police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said.
Sweden, like the rest of Europe, has been struggling with the continent’s biggest migration crisis since World War II.
A country of 9.8 million, Sweden took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, which put it among the EU states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita.
It has since tightened its asylum rules to curb the migrant flow.
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