Barcelona attack: Spanish police foil second terror attempt

Written by on 18 August, 2017

Second attack: Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona. Police kill four suspected terrorists and injure one more. The force said that the shootings were linked to an imminent terror attack in Cambrils, a small port town around 70 miles south of Barcelona. A number of police officers were also reportedly injured during the operation . 

A suspected imminent terror attack in the town prompted them to launch the operation, the force said in a tweet.

We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators.

— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017

@mossos tweet: Police operation in #Cambrils for possible terrorist attack. If you are now in #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe


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A map showing the town of Cambrils in relation to Barcelona, Spain.

On Thursday, a van drove into pedestrians in the center of Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 100 others. Of the wounded, 15 people had sustained serious injuries, the the interior ministry said in its most recent press conference.

Two people in connection with the attack have been arrested but neither detainee is the suspected driver of the van, local authorities said.

A video shows the moment when the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan Police), shot down the fifth terrorist related to the attack in Cambrils (Tarragona). Hours after the attack in Barcelona. The video, apparently recorded with a mobile phone, show the orders of the police asking the suspect to stop. After some shots, it falls to the ground, but it rises again and it goes away. A few meters ahead he try to cross the street, to the side where the police vehicles and some buildings are located. At that moment new shots are produced and the man is dead on the ground.

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.

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