Barcelona attack: Spanish police stop second attack

Barcelona attack: Spanish police stop second attack

Barcelona attack: Spanish police stop second attack

Written by Keshala Dias

18 Aug, 2017 | 3:58 pm

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona.

In Cambrils seven people including a police officer were wounded when a car was driven into a group this morning.

One of the wounded is in critical condition.

The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead.

Spanish media reported that the attacker’s vehicle overturned and when the men got out they were quickly fired upon by police.

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area last afternoon.

The driver of the van fled and is still at large.

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claimed it was a “jihadist attack”.

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