Barcelona, Spain witnessed a brutal terrorist attack when a van rammed into the crowd killing 13 people and injuring many. On Thursday afternoon a van ploughed into crowds at the Barcelona’s Las Ramblas.
Later, the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed that this was a ‘Jihadi attack.’
In another incident, police stopped an attempt of attack in the Cambrils state of Spain. As per the spokesperson, police stopped a van on Friday early morning when they suspected it to a terrorist’s vehicle. The police said that the terrorists were trying to replicate the Barcelona attack.
Thursday was a bloody day for Barcelona as the vehicle hit the market when it was at its peak. As of now, the Police have arrested two people but none of them is the driver.
In a news release of the ‘Amaq News Agency’ the so called Islamic State; Islamic State Soldiers have taken the responsibility of the attack on innocents in Barcelona.
There was a blast reported outside a house in Barcelona that resulted in the death of a man. It is said to be connected with the attack in Las Ramblas attack.
There were dozens of gas cylinders at the location of the explosion. It was about 60 miles from Barcelona and as per the police; the residents of the house were all set to prepare explosives.
The police have released a photograph of the persons whose documents were used for renting the van. His name is Driss Oubakir. Driss is in his 20s and hails from Morocco. As per the latest updates, police have got hold of Driss but he has given the statement that his documents were stolen and he was nowhere involved in the attack.
As per the witnesses, the van was targeted on killing people only as the driver was finding targets to kills and thus driving side to side.
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