11:45 GMT08 July 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Terrorist Attacks in Catalonia (107)
    0 0 0

    Officials in the Spanish capital of Madrid installed planters and bollards to block access to the pedestrian zones and thus prevent a potential ramming attack, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Security measures in pedestrian zones in the Spanish capital of Madrid have been enhanced following deadly van attacks in Barcelona and the town of Cambrils, local media reported Friday.

    In particular, officials installed planters and bollards to block access to the pedestrian zones and thus prevent a potential ramming attack, El Periodico newspaper reported.

    On Thursday, a van mowed down a crowd of pedestrians in the central Ramblas area in Spain’s tourist resort of Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and over a hundred injured, in what police said was an act of terrorism. The Daesh terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Several hours after the Barcelona tragedy, a van rammed into a crowd of passers-by in the coastal town of Cambrils 74 miles south of the Catalan capital, injuring seven people, including a police officer. A woman later died in hospital. In a following counter-terrorist operation, four attack suspects were killed and one died from wounds later.

    As of now a total of three suspects have been detained. Authorities estimate that up to eight people may have been involved in the Barcelona and Cambrils rampages, as well as the house explosion in the coastal town of Alcanar on Wednesday night.

    Terrorist Attacks in Catalonia (107)


    Perpetrators of Two Catalonia Terror Attacks Members of 12-Person Cell - Reports
    Death Toll in Catalan Terrorist Attacks Rises to 14
    Catalan President Says Barcelona Van Attack 'Targeted Lifestyle, Not Tourists'
    Catalan Police Confirm Explosive Belts on Cambrils Attackers Were Fake
    security measures, Madrid, Spain
    Community standardsDiscussion