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Islamic terror attack in Spain: No Indian casualty, says Sushma

September 25 2017, 02:47 | Irvin Gilbert

CARL COURT GETTY IMAGES A police officer patrols on Las Ramblas following yesterday's terrorist attack in Barcelona Spain

A police officer patrols on Las Ramblas following yesterday's terrorist attack in Barcelona Spain

Five terror suspects were later killed in a police operation in Cambrils, a resort town roughly 100 kilometres from Barcelona, in a second vehicle attack in which one woman died.

Spanish authorities say that a key suspect in the Barcelona terror attack was one of five men killed by police during a second incident in the town of Cambrils.

Police are still hunting four men thought to be behind the two terror attacks which killed 14 people in Catalonia, amid fears the death toll could have been much higher had the group not been forced into action by an accidental explosion.

Three of the terrorists shot dead in Cambrils have already been identified.

Six by-standers were wounded, one critically and another seriously.

It is believed that Moussa may have used his brother's documents to rent the white van used in the Barcelona attack.

Three others were also reported to have been arrested in connection with the attacks.

Barcelona Mourners lay flowers at Plaza de Catalunya
Barcelona Mourners lay flowers at Plaza de Catalunya

Islamic State said those who carried out the attacks had responded to its call to target countries involved in a US-led coalition targeting the group. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the auto, and were given information from Spain about the four suspects believed to be on the run.

In another incident, a driver ran over two police officers at a security checkpoint on the outskirts of the city.

Police believe the suspected jihadist cell suffered a setback on Wednesday night when their bomb-making materials blew up prematurely in a house in the Catalan town of Alcanar.

The five assailants had an axe and knives in their vehicle and wore fake explosive belts, police said.

ISIS has no evidence that it was behind what happened in Las Ramblas, but claimed it was behind the attack. His father, Dan Tucker, told NBC Bay Area on Friday that his daughter-in-law, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, identified her husband's remains at a morgue in Spain; KQED hasn't confirmed that Tucker died in the attack.

The Prime Minister said that "as long as the terrorists underestimate the spirit of the societies they seek to undermine, they will lose".



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