American among 14 dead in Spain terror — Barcelona attack


On Friday the king of spain, Felipe VI, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy led a march through the area in Barcelona, known as Las Ramblas, to honour the 13 people who died and the more than 100 who were injured. We were in Barcelona for the first few days and were in that area.

Fernando Reinares, director of the Global Terrorism Program at the Elcano Royal Institute, said that Barcelona is "the major radicalization pocket in the country".

The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain.

"We are all human beings", she said. It is this low-tech terror model, combined with a long-term military strategy, that Europe's security agencies fear will take a generation to overcome.

Barcelona, a hugely popular tourist destination, came to a halt at noon on Friday as a minute's silence was observed in the Placa Catalunya, close to the scene of the attack.

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Records indicated that no IU undergraduate students are currently studying in Spain, but two are scheduled to travel to Barcelona in the coming weeks, Associate Vice President for Overseas Study Kathleen Sideli said in an email. "It hit everything in sight". "I saw a policeman with a child in her arms running up the street". The club got permission for the change in design from Spain's soccer federation.

The head of the Catalan police force said that the incident threw the suspected terrorists' plans into disarray, forcing them to proceed "in a more rudimentary way" than originally foreseen. Public transportation resumed and stores also reopened. I just saw white. She said they married a year ago.

But conversation here, among locals in bars and taxi drivers at least, is of moving on.

Daniel Bahrami, 32, was in his fourth-floor apartment when he heard the sirens and helicopters flying overhead. "Canada will continue working with the international community to fight terrorism and build a world where we can all feel safe and secure".

"We are all in shock", said Luca.

One of the arrests was made in Alcanar, a town south of Barcelona. "It was an awful thing to see".

"It was clearly a terror attack intended to kill as many people as possible", Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police official, told reporters late Thursday. And then we started to read online publications, competing to collect as much news, photos and videos of this young Italian, dead in a terrorist attack in Barcelona.

In a chilling echo of the London Bridge attack in June, Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont said the five terrorists in the Cambrils car were wearing fake suicide belts when they were stopped. While it's still unclear if they received any instructions from ISIS handlers in Syria or elsewhere, the scale of their operation raises some important questions.

The so-called Islamic State said it was behind yesterday's attack along the city's most famous avenue, which was packed with tourists at the time.

The "Generalitat", the autonomous government of Catalonia, extols the multicultural atmosphere of Barcelona, writes the journalist Ignacio Cembrero in his book "The Spain of Allah".

Hours of uncertainty followed, as the family struggled to ascertain his whereabouts.

Aside from the shirts, Barcelona is planning a minute's silence before the match on Sunday. On the other hand, they are accused of violent extremism and thus subjected to discrimination, racism and Islamophobia. Attackers drove a passenger car into a crowd, killing one person and injuring at least five others.

The PKK's constant terrorist attacks get little or no coverage in the Western media because, one is propelled to think, they do not target western interests.

Our colleague and friend Bruno Gulotta was run over and killed by a terrorist in the heart of Barcelona.

His older brother, Driss Oukabir, is reported to be one of those arrested following the attack. One-third of senior foreign service officers are women, and 7 percent of the agency's civil service members are Hispanic.