Barcelona knife attack treated as terrorist incident

Barcelona Police Commissioner Rafel Comes has said that police are treating a knife attack on officers at a city police station as a terrorist incident.

The suspect, a 29-year-old Algerian who entered the station in Cornella district and pulled out a knife, was shot dead by officers, with reports claiming the man shouted ‘Allahu akbar' (God is greatest) and a host of other words that officers did not understand.

The attack occurred two days after the one year anniversary of the La Rambla attack, where 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van into pedestrians, killing 13 people and injuring at least 130 others.

 

Spain has kept its terrorist alert at the second-highest level since 2015.

You can read a tribute article to the Las Ramblas attack in El Pais.

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