At least 13 people were killed and about a 100 injured in the deadly terror attack after a van ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain on August 17. As the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the dreadful act, there is no dearth of people trying hard to come to terms with their loss. Soon after the attack, people took to Twitter to express their solidarity and condolences for the victims and the their relatives.
The incident took place in an area near the Las Ramblas avenue, a popular tourist district of the city. Hours after the attack, the Spanish Police killing five suspected terrorists in Cambrils, a place about 100kms to Barcelona’s south and confirmed that the suspects were planning another attack targetting the region again. One police officer and six civilians were injured by the attackers.
Harjinder S Kukreja, a Sikh Twitter user, took to the micro-blogging site to share details of Sikh Gurudwaras that are staying open and welcoming all those who are in need of food and shelter at this time in Spain.
This is his tweet.
— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) August 17, 2017
Here are other tweets from people who were sending their thoughts and prayers to the people in Barcelona.
— C TP (@aka_demos) August 17, 2017
— Amit (@amitz22uk) August 17, 2017
— Goal Digger (@FCBGoalDigger) August 17, 2017
— Becci. (@BecciThomo) August 17, 2017
— KarenCarterPeterson (@TeamKCP) August 17, 2017
— SAZ🖤 (@Sarita_Saz) August 17, 2017
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) August 17, 2017
— Promita Dey Pal🇮🇳 (@PromitaPdey) August 18, 2017
#Barcelona 💔😭RIP to those who lost their lives 💔what a messed up world 😔
— Nedal♏️ #SaveDinaAli (@Nedal_1996) August 17, 2017
rip to the wonderful people that lost their lifes in this terrible attack today 💛 #barcelona
— lou ¨̮ (@louismyrogue) August 17, 2017
According to Reuters, the terrorist outfit ISIS claimed responsibility for the van attack through its news agency Amaq. This was soon after Spanish police released a photo of Driss Oukabir, the man who allegedly rented the van that was used in the attack.