In the early hours of Friday, local time, Spanish police confirmed a come apart suspected terror attack in Cambrils, a coastal town south of Barcelona. It was the deadliest terror incident in Spain since March 2004, when nearly 200 people were killed by bombs planted on four rush hour commuter trains in Madrid. Police later on said the attackers wore fatal suicide belts, which authorities detonated in controlled explosions.
Five alleged attackers were killed, and an additional six people were hurt, police said. In 2015, authorities broke up an alleged ISIS-linked group they said was advance planning an attack in Madrid. by Tom Winter, and Jon Schuppe A terrorist-driven rental van plowed through a crowded pedestrian plaza in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100, the latest in a series of low-tech attacks in European cities. Photo Gallery: Barcelona Attack: Pedestrians quickly fleeAfter Van Rams into Crowd Since the 2004 bombings, authorities have arrested dozens of people suspected of terrorism, including members of a suspected ISIS cell in June.
Related: Las Ramblas District Is Typically Packed With Tourists Rachel Mersky, a product designer from Oakland, California, told NBC News she was walking in the area, and heard a commotion. He recalled seeing two waves of screaming people, including numerous tourists, and children, rush into a market area. Officials in the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, which includes Barcelona, said they’d arrested two people, for the attack in the city’s Las Ramblas district but not the driver. Pablo Morante had just caught a bus when he noticed people running down the street, and a van “doing movements to hit as numerous people as possible.” President Donald Trump tweeted condemnation of the attack and urged Spain to be “tough and strong.” “My almost all serious condemnation to the terrorist attack in Barcelona,” Catalonia’s Interior Minister Joaquim Forn tweeted just prior to night fell on the city.
The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain and will do whatever is absolutely necessary to help. People got off of the bus, and started running.” In March, authorities seized thousands of weapons they said were bound, for terrorist groups. Authorities believe the suspected attack was linked to the carnage in Barcelona, and the Wednesday night explosion. consulate in Barcelona asked people to avoid the Ramblas area, particularly near Plaza de Cataluna….Read The Full Article Here
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