Barcelona attack is worst violence in Spain
At least 14 people were dead and 100 were injured due to a van driver mistake which police actually claimed to be a terrorist attack. Citizens of 24 countries were killed and injured in Barcelona including one Belgian national confirmed to have died. This attack claimed to be a terror attack drew condemnation from world leaders. Hours later police said that they have shot 4 terrorists and left other injured in Cambrils, a city south of Barcelona. The regional government confirmed the incident in early hours of Friday.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
A white fiat van rammed into pedestrians of the busy streets of Barcelona. Victims were left injured on the streets covered with blood and yelling in pain. Some reported that they heard a gunshot. Residents of Spanish seaside resort fled in terror when almost 6 terrorists wearing suicide vests did the second ramming attack. At least 6 people got hurt, and 2 in serious conditions, out of which one died. The Audi A3 car rammed into people killing 13 and injuring 100 others. Police said that the suspects carried bomb belts. The explosive belts worn by attackers were fake according to Spanish region head. He said bomb experts claimed the belts to be duds.
The driver of van which was used for attack was missing. According to regional police 2 other people involved in attack got arrested, one of them being Spanish only. The other is Moroccan. Neither of them had any criminal record.
ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
Soldiers of Islamic State of Iraq carried the attack, the jihadist organization’s propaganda outlet Amaq Said, without specifically naming them. Amaq said that they launched the attack as a result of calls to target states taking part in US-led coalition battling the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria. This jihadist terrorism is a global concern. Today the fight against terrorism is most important and the one which is spreading in a widespread way. World leaders showed their concern toward the attack.
A 7 year old boy was separate from his injured mother. Few were found in hospital in a stable but still serious condition. Spanish media also reported that 3 Germans were confirmed dead. People were crying. There were a lot of foreigners.
IF YOU FIGHT TERRORISM, IT’S BASED ON FEAR……………
IF YOU PROMOTE PEACE, IT’S BASED ON HOPE…………….
Report by – Deepali Bhanot