Pop singer Shakira has revealed she was attacked and robbed by a number of wild boars in a park in Barcelona.

Writing to her Instagram account yesterday, she detailed the surreal assault and said that the animals "destroyed everything" in her possession.

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The BBC reports that the Columbian star, who has been living in Barcelona for the past few years, is seen holding her broken bag up to the camera and saying: "Look at how two wild boar which attacked me in the park have left my bag."

Shakira (44) was in the Barcelona park with her eight-year-old son, Milan, when the attack took place.

"They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it. They've destroyed everything." She added.

Turning to her son, she said: "Milan tell the truth. Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar."

The attack is the latest of numerous incidents related to wild boars in the Spanish city in recent years, with the animals often seen in Collserola, a part of Barcelona popular with celebrities.

The BBC reports that 1,187 phone calls were made to Spanish police about the wild hogs in 2016, with the animals attacking dogs and holding up traffic in the city.

In 2013, a police officer in Barcelona attempted to resist an incoming attack by shooting a boar but missed the animal and hit his partner instead.

Wild boar numbers in European cities and towns have rocketed in the past decade with one recent estimate claiming that over 10 million boar live across the continent.