Catalonia: Police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the [v]an fled and is still at large. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a ‘jihadist attack.’ The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead.” (08/18/17)