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    A policemen and a medical staff member stand past police cars and an ambulance in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017

    CIA Allegedly Warned Catalonia of Possible Van Ramming Prior to Barcelona Attack

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    Terrorist Attacks in Catalonia (107)

    The US Central Intelligence Agency has warned the Catalan police of possible terrorist attack prior to the van ramming in Barcelona's city center on Thursday, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The CIA has warned Catalonia police of possibility of a similar van ramming attack in Barcelona’s Rambla two months in advance, local media reported Thursday.

    A van crashed into dozens of people in Barcelona's city center on Thursday. El Periodico newspaper citing police reported that the incident with the van which drove 530 meters hitting pedestrians was confirmed to be a terrorist attack. The police classified the incident as a terrorist attack.

    Graphic footage has emerged, showing wounded people on the scene of the attack.

    After the incident two armed men have barricaded themselves in a bar in city center.

    Terrorist Attacks in Catalonia (107)


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