Barcelona + Cambrils – our newsline – August 17

– Van runs over a group of people. Driver ran off
** All metro stations in the area are closed. Police ask people to stay clear of the area.
** First elements indicate it was a rental van that was used. Drove over pedestrians for a considerable distance.
** Acc to local media, 1 suspect is on the run.
** Security forces ask people in the area not to move around until they receive orders to do so
** 2 armed men have entered a restaurant after the crash: local media
** Police are treating the incident as a a terrorist attack
** Please don’t overcrowd mobile phone networks. Use social media to contact family and friends: emergency services
** 2 dead at this point
** Preliminary toll: 25 wounded, 2 dead
** Authorities are asking residents to stay indoors, certainly around Plaza de Cataluña
** Gunfire reported near . Possibly coming from restaurant where 2 armed men barricaded themselves
** Shops in the area have been ordered to close
** Suspects are believed to be holed up inside Aromas de Estambul restaurant
** Police are looking for a male suspect, around 1m70 high, white shirt with blue stripes
**  fanboys are already celebrating the attack @ . This is just 1 example
** Shooting is being denied by security services
** If you are in the area: please do NOT spread images of the ongoing police operation
** Acc to El Periódico, police are looking for a second van, possibly used or ready to be used to flee the area
** Authorities are looking for a white van, Fiat. Author(s) used 2 vans for the attack. Wanted one, license plate: 7082JVD
** Trains don’t stop @ Passeig de Gràcia and Pl. Catalunya
** Media, quoting Mossos sources, reporting 13 have died so far
** Distance the van travelled before it stopped. (BBC)

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** MoI confirms 1 dead and 32 injured for the time being, adding it’s provisional.
** Local media reporting a Spanish passport with the name of an Arab person was found inside the van
** If you need any info on the attack: contact emergency services at +34932142124
** Hospitals are asking for blood donations. If you are in a safe area and can go to a hospital near you: please do so.
** Police are asking everybody to cancel all non-essential travel inside Barcelona.
** 2nd van has allegedly been found near a Burger King in .
** Suspect identified as Driss Oukabir.
** Spanish television saying suspect is born in 1989. Supposed to be from Morocco. To be confirmed.
** Government’s VP to come to Barcelona, to head an emergency meeting.
** If you’re a tourist and have a hotel in the affected area -> Turismo de Barcelona will help you to free accommodation somewhere else
** Spanish broadcaster RTVE says 1 suspect is under arrest
** 1 officer trying to check a vehicle @ La Diagonal was injured when driver tried to flee. Not known if related to attack
** If you have any information that could be helpful to police, call 1 of these 3 numbers: – 112 – 091 – 062
**  has activated the safety check
** Police confirm 1 person has been detained on suspicion of being involved in the attack
** Police are evacuating all buildings @ and are escorting people out of the area
** Updated preliminary toll: 13 killed, 50+ injured
** Although channels are full of fanboys celebrating the attack, no official claims have been made
** Note that (in the west), claims are usually made when attackers are safe or dead. So: not sure what to expect
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** 1 suspect dead after having been shot by police
** 1 Belgian citizen among deadly victims: Belgian Foreign Minister
** Colombia has activated its contingency plan for Colombian citizens in Barcelona. Consulate: (+34) 900 995 721
** Crisis cell right now

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** Police are urging people not to spread the locations of their checkpoints.
** Number of victims rises to 80, 15 in critical condition
**  has claimed the attack

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** 3 Dutch citizens injured in the attack
** Main suspect Driss was jailed in 2012 for sexual abuse. Oukabir has permanent residence in Spain
**  now officially confirms 2 are being detained
** Phone number for relatives of people that could be affected: +34 900400012
** Suspect Driss presented himself to police in . He reported the theft of his documents
** Ex-mayor of Ripoll says saw his pic on television and went straight to the police (Mossos).
**  is about 90 minutes away from Barcelona by car. ‘s documents were found in the van used in the attack
** Main suspect Driss was jailed in 2012 for sexual abuse. Oukabir has permanent residence in Spain.
**  now officially confirms 2 are being detained
** Phone number for relatives of people that could be affected: +34 900400012
** Suspect Driss presented himself to police in . He reported the theft of his documents.
** Ex-mayor of Ripoll says saw his pic on television and went straight to the police (Mossos)
**  is about 90 minutes away from Barcelona by car. ‘s documents were found in the van used in the attack
** Ex-mayor says that it is ‘s younger brother, Moussa, who stole the documents. (El Espanol)
** For all those people saying “there is no Moussa Oukabir on Facebook”: – Not all people use Facebook – He is there, but under another name
** Of the 80 injured, 15 are heavily injured, 23 moderately and 42 mildly.
** Belgian victim is a woman from , ** Death toll maintained @ 13, might increase. Number of injured exceeds 100
** 3 German citizens among the dead
** Senior police official: 2 suspects in custody in van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. (AP)
** Both are connected to the attack, but neither of them was the driver of the van (Mossos).
** 1 killed, 6 injured in an explosion yesterday. Explosion connected to today’s attack.
** Mossos is appealing for any useful information on the attack. Contact +34 937 285 220 or mossos.terrorisme@gencat.cat
**  in , will go dark @ 00.45 local – https://twitter.com/LaTourEiffel/status/898286699549085696
** Access restrictions to city center lifted. – Still avoid all unnecessary travel and follow police instructions.
** 3 |ns have been injured.
** Specific channels have been created on to comment & celebrate today’s attack and to spread propaganda.
** 3 Greek citizens injured in the Barcelona attack: a woman and her 2 children.
** 26 French nationals injured in the attack
** 2 citizens of hospitalized
** 2 Belgians hospitalized. 1 severely injured
** 3rd suspect arrested in ** Wounded victims have at least 18 different nationalities
** Like reported overnight, explosion in is linked to Barcelona attack. – https://t.co/D9f3wLQ2D8
** The explosion is likely to have accelerated yesterday’s attack, which could have even been much worse
** SER reports the terrorist cell could consist of 8 people, with possibly family ties. Waiting for official confirmation
** Majority of the wounded are foreign nationals, with over 20 nationalities
** For those attending the minute of silence @ 12.00 @ Plaza de Catalunya: don’t bring bags, so security checks can go fast
** Searches and investigations are focusing on Moussa , the main suspect.

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** 20 members of Mossos checked security cameras of a hotel about 20 minutes away from .
** Vozpopuli reports the suspect can be seen in the video, when he abandons his van near the hotel.
** Flags half mast @ in , .
** A 7-year-old |n boy went missing after the attack. His mother is in hospital. – https://t.co/2wUGxiu2LS
** Royal family will be visiting victims of yesterday’s attack in different hospitals tomorrow.
** The King will also be attending the minute’s silence @ Plaza de Cataluña at noon today
** Judge has decreed secrecy of the ongoing investigation
** 1st Spanish victim has been identified. Francisco López Rodríguez (+/- 60 years old), originally from Lanteira, Granada.
** 13 German nationals injured in the attack
** Prosecutor in is opening terror investigation, due to the fact there are French victims
** Death toll rises to 14
** 7-year-old boy, Julian , who went missing after yesterday’s attack. Please spread as much as possible

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** 2 Italians killed in the attack
** Victims from 34 different nations up to now

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** 1 Portuguese girl, 7 years old, confirmed dead
** 4th suspect in custody
** Number of injured rises to 130
** None of the suspects was known for terrorism related activities: Mossos.
** Mossos is considering the possibility that 1 of 5 terrorists shot in is the attacker
** They hope to be able to clarify the matter within the next hours.
** Attackers were preparing 1 or more large scale attacks, but those plans were cancelled due to the explosion in .
** This led them to carry out yesterday’s attacks faster than planned: JL Trapero, Mossos.
** At least 1 victim has died
** Health minister is currently visiting victims @ Joan XXIII University Hospital in .
** Man who was injured in explosion has been detained and brought to Tortosa police station: Mossos.
** Barcelona attacker Moussa is 1 of the terrorists who was shot and killed in (El Espanol).
** June 2017 quantitative study on jihadi radicalization in Spain – https://t.co/ne386Yax1m
** Californian man, Jared Tucker, who was celebrating his 1st wedding anniversary killed in yesterday’s attack.
** Belgian prosecutors have opened a terror investigation due to the fact there is a Belgian victim.
** Investigators found traces of in the exploded house in .
** 1 Canadian killed and 4 injured in yesterday’s attack: Canadian PM.

This article covers the day and day+1 of the Barcelona Ramblas attack. From August 19 on, we will be adding additional news in the daily newslines


– La Vanguardia is saying this is a possible new attack.

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** Radio RAC1 is reporting 5 terrorists wearing vests were eliminated. To be confirmed.
** Mossos just confirmed they killed a number of terrorists in Cambrils.
**  5 civilians injured, 2 of them severely.
** 4 terrorists eliminated (not 5) while preparing to attack in Cambrils.
** The 5th one was injured
** 5th one has now died too
** Officials confirm the terrorists killed in Cambrils were wearing fake explosives
** Terrorists who were shot, were carrying an axe, knives and fake explosives
** 61-year-old Ana María Suárez, from Zaragoza, has been identified as the deceased victim of the attack in .
**  claims attack.

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This article covers the day and day+1 of the Cambrils attack. From August 19 on, we will be adding additional news in the daily newslines

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