Spain: Second terror attack halted, police say, after 13 killed and 100 injured in Barcelona
Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they’ve stopped a second terrorist attack.
Authorities say the two attacks are linked.
Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police said early Friday.
By early Friday afternoon local time, police said one woman injured in the Cambrils attack had died, bringing the total number of victims killed in both attacks to 14.
Catalan police tweeted that explosive belts the five suspects were wearing were “simulated.” Photos of the scene show an overturned Audi A3 with broken windows.