The Muslim community of Catalunya expressed on Monday its repulsion towards the terrorist attacks last Thursday. Hours earlier, Catalan police confirmed the death of the author of the attack on the Rambla, which killed 15 people and left more than 100 injured.
The suspected Barcelona terror attacker, who last week drove a van through the Rambla boulevard killing 13 people was on Monday found wearing a fake explosives belt and shot dead by police, the regional force said.
The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.
Thousands of citizens demonstrated this morning in the center of Barcelona against terrorism and kept a minute of silence in solidarity with the victims of the Rambla attack, in which 13 people died and more than 100 were injured.
President Trump condemned the attack in a Twitter post. “Be tough & strong, we love you!,” he wrote.
La Policía catalana confirma que se trata de un atentado terrorista. Se confirma la detención de uno de los sospechosos, Drikk Oukabir, de nacionalidad marroquí, que estaba fichado por la policía. Otro de los sospechosos ha muerto cuando intentaba huir. Donald Trump ha condenado el atentado y pide a los españoles ser duros y fuertes.
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