Published On: Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

Spain witnesses back to back terrorist attack :Four Suspects arrested.

Spanish attack

Two consecutive terrorist attack in a span of 2 days was witnessed in Spain. Self titled Islamic state group (ISIL) have claimed responsibility for the attacks which were executed in a similar manner. At Central Barcelona, a white van rammed into busy tourist area killing 13 people and injuring about 120 people on Thursday evening.  Where as an Audi A3 rammed into the pedestrians on the seafront at Cambrils, 100 km south west of Barcelona killing 1 and injuring  6 civilians and 1 police officer on Friday morning. Police have linked the attacks to a explosion at a House in Alcanar on Thursday morning. Police claimed that the house was being used to prepare bombs.

Spanish police in a span of less than 48 hours, arrested 4 suspects. In Cambrils, police encountered 5 suspected attackers down. 4 arrested have been identified as 3 Moroccan citizen and 1 Spanish citizen. The witnesses claimed the driver of white van fled the place right after the he rammed the car into crowd. The police are on a run to track him down.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed  his grief and condolences to the Victims of the attacs. Rajoy quoted “I want to also express my solidarity with all of Spain to the city of Barcelona, today hit by jihadi terrorism, like other cities have been in the world.”

Azam Sait

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Spain witnesses back to back terrorist attack :Four Suspects arrested.