A terrorist attack in Barcelona: new details

A terrorist attack in Barcelona: new details

We will remind, tonight in Barcelona was a terrorist attack: on a pedestrian street in the heart of the city, the van began to run into pedestrians and cyclists, which has suffered about a hundred people, and thirteen of them died. Terrorist organization «Islamic state» has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

What is known at the moment:

A terrorist attack in Barcelona: new details

  • The person who was driving the van, and then dumped him next to the Opera house, managed to escape.
  • Fifteen of the victims suffered serious injuries, twenty-three people suffering from wounds of average weight, even forty-two men received minor injuries.
  • Police arrested two suspects who could help him. One of them was born in Morocco, the second in the Spanish city of Melilla, located in North Africa near the Moroccan port of Beni Ensar.
  • The arrests were conducted in Barcelona and within 100 km from it to the North: in the city of Ripoll and Alcanar. The night before the attack: happened explosion, because of which one person died and another was wounded.
  • Two police officers who were on duty at one of the checkpoints of Barcelona, was hit by a car – a white Ford Focus. The man who was inside the car, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. The man did not survive. Whether he was related to the terrorist attack is unknown.
  • 113 km from Barcelona, in the town of Cambrils is police action in connection with “possible terrorist act”. In the shootout, law enforcement officers killed three people.
  • The Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy declared three days of mourning for the victims of the tragedy.
  • The heads and representatives of foreign States, including Theresa may (UK), Emmanuel Makron (France), Vladimir Putin (Russia), Pope Francis (Vatican), and Jean-Claude Juncker (European Union), Donald trump and Melania trump expressed his condolences to the victims of the attack.

The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017

«The United States condemns terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be brave and be strong, we love you!».

Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017

«Thoughts and prayers are with Barcelona».

  • World trade center 1 in new York city will be lit the colors of the Spanish flag in solidarity with the victims of the attack.