” The National Counterterrorism Center, the government hub, for threat analysis, confirmed to Fox News the centre is monitoring the events in Barcelona, and note the utilize of a vehicle as a weapon. Barcelona resident Keith Fleming told the Associated Press he was watching television in his building on a side street just off of Las Ramblas when he heard a noise, and went out to the balcony to investigate. 17, 2017 (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) The white van jumped onto a promenade, and sped through a pedestrian zone on Las Ramblas of Barcelona, the famous main pedestrian walk way that crosses the city.
“It was clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as numerous people as possible,” senior police official Josep Lluis Trapero said at a news conference. “I heard a lot of people screaming, and then I saw the van going down the boulevard,” an additional witness, Miguel Angel Rizo, said, “You shall be able to see all of the bodies lying through Las Ramblas. Be tough & strong, we love you!” Please avoid the area, and monitor local police @mossos, for updates.” Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau announced a minute of silence shall be held Friday in the city’s main square “to show that we aren’t scared.” “The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS’ leader] of targeting coalition countries,” the ISIS release stated. Albert Tort, a 47-year-old nurse who lives near Las Ramblas, told El Pais that what he saw at the scene was an “authentic disaster.” Authorities confirmed that police fatally shot the driver of a vehicle that drove through a police checkpoint, and struck two officers but a Catalan police official said the dead driver “doesn’t have any connection with the terrorist attack we’re investigating.” TRUMP CONDEMNS BARCELONA TERROR, SAYS US ‘WILL DO WHATEVER IS absolutely necessary TO HELP’ The Department of Homeland Security said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has been briefed on the situation.
I counted at least 6 dead, I tried to revive a young [man], but it was impossible.” Since July 2016, vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in terror attacks across Europe, killing well over with 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm. The U.S consulate in Barcelona said on Twitter it was “aware of a reported incident at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. A government official has confirmed to Fox News that intelligence agencies are currently combing through their holdings, including terror observe lists, to find out if Oukabir was known to the FBI, DHS, and other agencies. Police in Spain announced early Friday they killed many people in an anti-terror operation in Cambrils, hours at the end of a van rammed into a crowd about 70 miles away in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people.
BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK: TIMELINE OF RECENT VEHICLE INCIDENTS IN EUROPE Police officers tell members of the general public to depart the scene in a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported police killed four people, and injured another, at the end of police suspected they were advance planning a second terror attack. President Trump condemned the attack, saying in a tweet, “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain and will do whatever is absolutely necessary to help. The American living in the Spanish city said police showed up and pushed everyone a completely full to capacity block down the street. BARCELONA ‘TERROR’: TRUMP, STATE DEPARTMENT MONITORING SPAIN ATTACK Emergency services in Catalonia say they’ve asked the Metro, and train services in the area to close.
BREAKING: ‘Amaq News Agency reported #ISIS responsibility, for #Barcelona attack #Spain pic.twitter.com/W8FFz7qBz6 A senior police official said the van attack is connected to a gas violent explosion inside a house in the town of Alcanar Wednesday, in which one person was killed, and seven were injured. BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK: LAWMAKERS AND NATIONAL FIGURES REACT A grisly video of the incident appeared to demonstrate at least five people lying motionless on the ground, with legs twisted, and heads bloodied….Read The Full Article Here”
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