Double Terrorist Attacks in Spain

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Double Terrorist Attacks in Spain

Postby toucana on August 17th, 2017, 9:13 pm 


Spanish police have shot dead four terrorists in the port city of Cambrils just hours after an earlier attack killed 13 civilians and injured another 100.

The first attack took place this afternoon when a white van was driven at pedestrians in the historic Las Ramblas market district of Barcelona. At least 18 different nationalities were among the victims of this attack according to Spanish authorities.

According to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, around nine hours later at 00:44 police who were conducting a large manhunt intercepted another van attempting to carry out a similar attack in the coastal port of Cambrils which is about 62 miles south of Barcelona. The police shot dead four of the attackers and captured a fifth who was badly wounded.

Seven people are said to have been injured in this second attack, two of them seriously according to Spanish broadcaster RTVE. Metro stations have been closed and tourists are being asked to remain inside their hotels in the Cambrils area.

The attacks are being linked to an explosion that demolished a house in Alcanar 125 miles south of Barcelona some hours earlier. It is thought the explosion was caused by accident when the terrorists were preparing explosives.
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