At least ten people died and a hundred injured in the latest terrorist attack claimed by ISIS. The attack happened in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain. A van has driven into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas - a famous tourist district. Police say they are treating the incident in the Catalan city as a terror attack. We have video footage of what happened just today.
This is indeed very disturbing. Cost of life is really cheap nowadays not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world. Killing is being done in the justification of doing what is right or what is religious.
Terror attacks in other parts of Barcelona is also being watched and intercepted. It seems that this is a planned attack.
Police operation in #Cambrils for possible terrorist attack. If you are now in #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe— Mossos (@mossos) August 17, 2017
The driver of a van that rammed into a packed street in Barcelona, is still on the run, Spanish police confirmed. There has been confusion on the driver’s whereabouts following two arrests.
Josep Lluís Trapero of the regional police of Catalonia, said one of the suspects arrested over the attack is a man born in the Spanish territory of Melilla in northern Morocco. The other, Driss Oukabir, is Moroccan.
The Spanish suspect was arrested in Alcanar, while Oukabir was held in Ripoll in northern Catalonia. Neither of them had any criminal record, he added.
Trapero also confirmed that police suspect a deadly explosion late Wednesday at a house in Alcanar was linked to the van attack.
Trapero said the explosion left at least one person dead, and police suspected those in the house were “preparing an explosive device.”
“It seems there was an accumulation of gas that generated the explosion,” he said, without giving further details.
- theguardian UK
If you have relatives near the area or in Spain please monitor their situation and tell them to stay indoors. Terrorists are really just around the corner. It is another sad day for peace.