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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Barcelona terror attack

A white van in central Barcelona's Las Ramblas, an avenue popular with tourists, drove into a crowd of people at a little after 5 pm on Thursday mowing down 13 people and injuring more than 100. In another attack, an Audi A3 car attempted to ram into pedestrians, following which five people suspected of carrying out the attack were gunned down in Cambrils, about 120 kms from Barcelona. Police claim they had belts with explosives on and that one of the attackers alighted from the car to stab passersby. Terror attacks have been carried out in a similar fashion across Europe but Spain had been spared the horror until now. World leaders have condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the people of the country.


Barcelona terror attack: Suspects bought weapons after first attack

August 23, 2017 7:28 am

National Court Judge Fernando Andreu said there was enough evidence to hold 21-year-old Mohamed Houli Chemlal and 28-year-old Driss Oukabir on preliminary charges of causing homicides and injuries of terrorist nature and of belonging to a terrorism organization

Four suspected Barcelona attack plotters appear in court

August 22, 2017 11:54 am

Police on Monday shot dead 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who they had identified as the driver of the van.

Barcelona attack suspect Abouyaaqoub thought to be van driver, says government official

August 21, 2017 1:56 pm

Spanish police have been searching for Abouyaaqoub - the only one of 12 suspects still at large - for several days but authorities had yet to identify him as the man behind the wheel of the van. 

Barcelona terror attack: 120 gas canisters found for 'one or more' attacks

August 20, 2017 5:33 pm

"We're starting to see clearly that (the Alcanar house) was the place where they were preparing explosives for one or more attacks in the city of Barcelona," police chief of Catalonia region Josep Lluis Trapero told journalists.

After Barcelona attack, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for designs to prevent vehicle attacks

August 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Malcolm Turnbull said while sites would be better protected, developers had to incorporate safety features into new projects on the drawing board.

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

August 20, 2017 7:40 am

Police believe the house in Alcanar was being used to plan one or several large-scale attacks in Barcelona, possibly using a large number of butane gas canisters stored there.

Barcelona terror attack: Spain police say suspects planned bigger assault

August 19, 2017 10:09 am

Police said they shot dead five "suspected terrorists" who had knocked pedestrians down in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils in a second attack in the early hours of Friday

Barcelona terror attack: Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

August 19, 2017 8:13 am

Amid heavy security, Barcelona tried to move forward Friday, with the Las Ramblas promenade quietly reopening to the public and King Felipe VI and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joining thousands in a minute of silence in the city's main square.

Barcelona Terror Attack: Minute's silence observed before England-West Indies Day-Night Test's second day

August 18, 2017 9:22 pm

England and West Indies cricketers and other present at the Edgbaston stadium observed a minute's silence before the start of play on the second day of the Day-Night Test for the victims of the Barcelona attack that happened on Thursday.

Barcelona terror attack: Indian-origin British actress hid in restaurant freezer to protect herself

August 18, 2017 9:13 pm

On Thursday, Spain saw one of the deadliest terror attacks as a van plowed into people in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas area. The actress tweeted live updates of the attack from the city where she was on a holiday with her 10-year-old daughter Inez Khan. 


Barcelona terror attack: 13 dead, 100 wounded as van plows into crowd in Las Ramblas

August 18, 2017 12:08 pm

At least thirteen people have been confirmed killed and several others injured after a van plowed into a crowd in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday. Police said they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.