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Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 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.

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Al menos 13 muertos y 50 heridos en el atentado terrorista en Barcelona

 08/17/2017 - 13:08
Police and emergency services at the scene where a van hit pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 17, 2017. EFE/Andreu Dalmau

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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The day after the terrorist attack, the Barcelona returned to fill the Ramblas in a show of courage and solidarity with the victims, to the sound of the clamor: "We are not afraid." Photo: Andrea Rodés

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.