10:55 GMT30 September 2020
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov laid flowers in front of the Spanish Embassy in Moscow on Monday and extended his condolences as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Catalonia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday and early Friday, Spain's Barcelona and Cambrils faced two van ramming attacks, which have killed over a dozen of people and left more than 130 injured. Daesh (terrorist group outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    "On behalf of the Foreign Ministry and on my own behalf, I express deep condolences over numerous victims in the hideous terror attacks in Catalonia. Russia knows the true face of terrorism firsthand and consistently advocates the creation of a universal mechanism to fight this evil. We will win together," Lavrov wrote in the book of condolences.

    Lavrov, accompanied by Spanish Ambassador to Russia Ignacio Ybanez Rubio, also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks.

    On Saturday, Trapero confirmed that 12 people were allegedly involved in plotting the attack. Four of them were arrested and five others were killed. The identities of three criminals were established. Two or three more attackers allegedly died in an explosion in the Catalan town of Alcanar, while one suspect remains at large.    

    terrorism, terror attacks, Russia, Catalonia
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