A series of terrorist attacks shook the Spanish region of Catalonia. On August 17, a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in the Las Ramblas area in central Barcelona in the evening, leaving 13 people dead and over 100 injured, in what police have already said was an act of terrorism. The infamous terrorist group Daesh has already claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours after the tragedy, another vehicle attack took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured; some of them are in critical condition.
Dozens of Muslims living in Barcelona went out on Las Ramblas street on Saturday in order to express their protest against recent terrorist attacks in Catalonia.
Tightening security and placing more law enforcement officers on the street in Europe is no longer an effective way of protecting civilians in the face of terrorism, experts told Sputnik.
With more than 600,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East having entered Spain since 2013, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin believes that Thursday’s terrorist attacks were the work of a jihadist organization, not some demented loners hell-bent on getting a shortcut to paradise by killing innocent people.
The latest terrorist attacks in Spain need a collective response and more cooperation between countries, Makis Voridis, the chair of Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, (OSCE PA) told Sputnik on Saturday.
The Spanish Interior Ministry said that the terrorist cell behind the Catalonia terrorist attacks has been dismantled.
In the wake of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Spain that left 14 people dead and more than 100 injured, Sputnik Mundo discussed the issue with two analysts, who called for a united front against terrorism.
The European Union Council has no plans for calling an emergency meeting of the justice and home affairs ministers in connection with the recent attack in Barcelona, an EU source told Sputnik on Saturday.
A manhunt is underway for the last member of an alleged Islamist cell suspected of links to two terror attacks in Spain, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero was reported to say Friday.
Fifteen out of the 59 people receiving medical treatment after a van attack in Barcelona are in a critical condition, authorities in Spain’s Catalonia region have said.
A Canadian national died and four others were injured in Barcelona when a van was driven into a crowd in a popular tourist street, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
US President Donald Trump in a phone call with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy promised to assist in conducting a probe into the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrilis, the White House said in a press release.
Sixty-five of those injured in Thursday's deadly attacks in Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia are still being hospitalized, Guardia Civil, the country's law enforcement agency, said Friday.
The recent terrorist attacks in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia will not have an impact on the regional government's plan to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, local media reported Friday, citing Catalan President Carles Puigdemont.
The State Department confirmed that an American has been wounded in the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain in addition to one US citizen earlier confirmed killed in the car-ramming incident, spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press briefing Friday.
The Spanish specialists working at the site where a house in the Catalan municipality of Alcanar exploded amid a set of deadly attacks in the region, found yet another body under the rubble, local media reported Friday.
A suspected driver of the van that rammed into a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona, is one of the attackers killed in the town of Cambrils, local media reported Friday.
Police had to intervene as altercations between far-right movements' members and participants of anti-fascist march flared up in Barcelona, a day after a deadly attack in the center of the city, media reported on Friday.
Political forces should come together to create a strengthened and united front in the fight against terrorism, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday in the wake of two van ramming attacks that hit the country's autonomous region of Catalonia.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that one American citizen was killed in the terrorist attacks in Barcelona.