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Terrorist Attack ~ Las Ramblas tourist district in Barcelona, Spain

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by fran, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Spanish terror link to 9/11: Coastal town where second attack took place is where al-Qaeda planner met hijacker who flew first jet into the Twin Towers
    • Spanish town of Cambrils saw meeting between 9/11 masterminds
    • Mohamed Atta piloted first airplane to crash into the World Trade Center
    • Ramzi bin al-Shibh was a 'key facilitator' in the September 11 attacksf
    • Atta picked up Bin al-Shibh in Madrid, drove to Cambrils, staying one night
    • The terrorist pair then planned the 9/11 attacks at an unknown location
    The Spanish coastal town where the second terror attack took place last night was also the where two of the masterminds of 9/11 met in 2001.

    At midnight Friday, five men in fake suicide vests ploughed a car into revellers in the seaside resort of Cambril, injuring six civilians and a policeman, before being shot dead by police.

    Some 16 years ago, the town also played host to two of the deadliest terrorist killers in modern history.

    Mohammed Atta, 33, hijacked and piloted the Boeing 767 that crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001.

    Egyptian-born Atta was the oldest of the 9/11 hijackers, considered a ringleader of the group, and deeply involved in planning the attacks that killed 2,996 people, and injured over 6,000.

    In July 2001, just weeks before 9/11, Atta flew to Spain to meet with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a Yemeni national allegedly also chosen by Osama bin Laden to be a hijacker.

    Atta picked up bin al-Shib on July 9, and together the pair drove to Cambril, where they spent the night in a hotel.

    They are then believed to have driven to a safehouse near Tarragona, 12 miles away. During the following days, the pair are believed to have planned the 9/11 attack

    According to reports Bin al-Shibh was meant have been one of the hijackers, according to reports, and was later accused by the US authorities of making a “martyr video” in preparation for the attack.

    But he was unable to obtain a US visa and instead helped to find flight schools for the hijackers in the US and arrange financial transactions in support of the September 11 operation.

    Bin al-Shibh, 45, was arrested in 2002 in Pakistan and taken to Guantanamo Bay, where he is currently being held by the US authorities, accused of being a “key facilitator” for the September 11 attacks.


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    New attack: A man loads an overturned car used by five men in fake suicide vests to mow down
    revellers in the seaside resort of Cambril, injuring seven, before being shot dead by police


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    A police officer walks near an overturned car at the spot where terrorists were intercepted by police
    in Cambrils


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ks-leader-al-Qaida-plotter.html#ixzz4q7OmL4PX
     
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Barcelona terrorists 'wanted to kill even MORE victims using BOMBS and BIGGER trucks - but could only hire vans because they did not have the right permits'
    • Counter-terrorism expert has claimed the attackers wanted to rent a 'large truck'
    • The suspected jihadists are said to have planned to use gas canisters for killings
    • Because they didn't have the right permit, they instead rented smaller vans
    • Also thought that a terror cell of twelve people was behind the attacks in Spain


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...sts-wanted-kill-big-trucks.html#ixzz4q7Qgj4fq
     
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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    These guys are really idiots. :thud: They blow up their own bomb making factory, then they get all drugged up, and continue to take hatchets and knives to a gun fight! ................. Still horrifying, but dumb as dirt.


    Hero policewoman kills FOUR jihadists wearing fake suicide vests made from Coke cans

    • Five ISIS jihadis were shot dead in a beach resort attack launched eight hours after 13 died in Barcelona
    • Jihadis in fake suicide belts gunned down by police in beach resort of Cambrils on the Costa Dorada at 1am
    • A wounded extremist clambered to his feet and climbed crash barrier before he was killed with 15 bullets
    • Catalan police officer managed to shoot dead four of the five suspects using a handgun and saved partner
    • Yesterday a terrorist in a van launched murderous rampage on Barcelona's packed Las Ramblas promenade
    • He fled the scene and police are now hunting for Moroccan-born Moussa Oukabir, 18, who rented the vehicle
    • Fellow young Moroccans Mohamed Hychami, Younes Abouyaaqoub and Said Aallaa now also on the run
    • Two attacks linked and police say 12-strong terror cell's bomb factory packed with gas canisters exploded

    A hero policewoman surrounded by drugged-up jihadis wearing 'Coke can' suicide vests killed four out of five of them herself and saved an injured colleague, it was revealed today.

    The terrorists carrying knives and an axe bailed out of their overturned Audi A3 used to plough into crowds on the seafront in Cambrils on the Costa Dorada at 1am today, killing a woman, 61, from Zaragoza, and injuring six others.

    Two police officers were on a routine foot patrol when one was hit by the car and within seconds her partner pulled out a handgun and killed four of them as they charged her.

    The fifth terrorist ran into a park and was gunned down minutes later by a policeman - but clambered to his feet with a smile on his face and ran at armed officers who eventually needed 15 bullets to kill him.



    Today Catalan police chief Josep Luis Trapero confirmed a single officer, who was meant to be on holiday this week, killed four of the terrorists and said: 'To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest', adding the officer was now receiving psychological support.

    Eight hours earlier a 'linked' ISIS van assault on the packed Los Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona killed 13 including a three-year-old girl and injured at least 100 victims from 34 different countries.

    Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, described how officers gunned down one of the Cambrils jihadis and filmed the moment he rose to his feet in a scene he compared to a 'horror film'.

    He said: 'He must have been on drugs. He took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. He was taunting, smiling, laughing and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground'.

    He said that his suicide belt 'looked fake', adding: 'It looked like he was wearing Coke cans on him'.

    ISIS has been feeding its fighters cheap super-amphetamine pills called Captagon, used to induce euphoria and increase adrenaline during their murderous missions.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-man-rented-Barcelona-van.html#ixzz4q87ZL3Pm
     
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  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member


    Word is out Jared was the American killed in Barcelona. :(

    :vigil:
    RIP


    At least 1 American killed in Barcelona vehicle attack, US officials say

    American Jared Tucker was among the 13 people killed in Thursday's vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, his family has confirmed.

    A spokesperson for Tucker's family said in a statement Friday, "At present Jared's wife Heidi is not issuing a statement and will issue a formal statement tomorrow. For now, she asks that the community and media hold their family up in prayer and asks for the privacy during this difficult time."

    Earlier Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that the Department of State had "received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attack in Spain." U.S. officials are "still confirming the injuries and deaths of others," he added.

    "Hate is not an American value," Tillerson told reporters.

    Spanish authorities said they have detained four people in connection to both the incident in Cambrils early Friday that killed at least one person and the vehicle attack Thursday in Barcelona that killed 13. More than 100 others were injured.

    A State Department official told ABC News another American citizen was injured in Spain.

    "The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to U.S. citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambril. At this time, we can confirm that one U.S. citizen was killed," the official said in a statement Friday. "We also can confirm that another U.S. citizen sustained a minor injury. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties who are not yet identified. Out of respect for the families’ privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment."

    read more ......... http://abcnews.go.com/US/american-killed-spain-attacks-tillerson/story?id=49293454
     
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    7-year-old boy missing after Barcelona terror attack

    A 7-year-old boy is missing after the van attack in Barcelona that left 13 dead and more than 100 others wounded, his family announced Friday.

    The grandfather of Julian Cadman said the young boy went missing after becoming separated from his mother, who was seriously wounded in the attack.

    "We have found Jom (my daughter-in-law) and she is serious but stable condition in hospital," the boy's grandfather, Tony Cadman of Sydney, Australia, wrote on Facebook.

    He added, "Julian is 7-years-old and was out with Jom when they were separated, due to the recent terrorist activity. Please share if you have family or friends in Barcelona."

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/barcelona-terror-attack-julian-cadman-australian-boy-missing/

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  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I pray they find this child and he's ok.

    :vigil:
    fran
     
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  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Pictured: Huge cache of gas canisters Barcelona terror cell planned to turn into catastrophic lorry bomb as police confirm they found plastic explosives in the rubble of the lair the blundering gang accidentally blew up
    • Police believe the terror cell behind Thursday's atrocity in Barcelona planned attack of 'bigger scope'
    • Killers were forced to abandon plans to use butane gas and plastic explosive TATP following accidental explosion on Wednesday
    • One person died and police believe there may be a second corpse in rubble of home in Alcanar, 120 miles from Barcelona
    • Investigators think vans were used because jihadists didn't have the right permit to rent a large lorry
    Large gas containers which had been filled with deadly butane have been recovered from the rubble of a home which exploded ahead of the Barcelona massacre.

    Investigators believe a 12-strong terror cell planned to detonate the highly-explosive gas, using plastic explosive TATP - which was also found at the site - in its attack on the Catalan city's tourist district.

    But less than 24 hours before the atrocity, one member was killed in an accidental blast. Police have said there may still be another body buried in the rubble of the house in Alcanar, which is more than 120 miles south of Barcelona.

    More than 20 butane gas canisters were found intact in the wreckage, as well as Acetone peroxide (TATP) - nicknamed 'Mother of Satan' because of the high number of accidental explosions it causes.



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    Gas canisters which contained deadly butane gas were recovered from a home in Alcanar, 60 miles south of Barcelona, and were seen
    outside the address today


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    Police revealed on Thursday night that the explosion less than 24 hours earlier was linked to the plot, and documents found at the scene contains details of the attack


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...sts-wanted-kill-big-trucks.html#ixzz4q9m7o18R
     
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  8. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    This is not acceptable!! :mad:


    Europe must accept terror attacks are the new normal and 'learn to live with that' because any gathering will be seen as 'a soft target',experts warn
    • Experts say that every citizen must remain vigilant against these style of attacks
    • One expert says people in crowds are soft targets and can't always be protected
    • The attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain has left 14 dead and 100 injured
    • Following attacks in UK, further security measures have been enforced

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4803122/Experts-Europe-accept-terror-attacks-new-normal.html
     
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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    'We are so blessed to have had him in our lives': Family of British-born Julian Cadman pay tribute to the seven-year-old as it is confirmed he died in the Barcelona attack
    • Julian Cadman has been confirmed to be dead after the Barcelona terror attack
    • He was separated from his mother during the attack on on Las Ramblas Thursday
    • His mother, Jumarie, is recovering in hospital from leg injuries she sustained
    • Thursday's terrorist attack killed 13 people and injured more than 100 more
    • Julian's father, Andrew Cadman, arrived in Barcelona from Sydney on Saturday
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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-confirmed-died-Barcelona.html#ixzz4qKGBksk1
     
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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Mother of Satan plot: Barcelona terrorists were plotting bigger atrocity at Sagrada Familia using deadly homemade explosive


    The Barcelona terrorists were plotting a far bigger atrocity – targeting hundreds of innocent victims – using a deadly homemade explosive known as the 'Mother of Satan', it emerged last night.

    The 12-strong Islamic State cell intended to carry out horrific truck or van bombings at the Sagrada Familia basilica – Barcelona's most famous landmark – and the city docks as well as Las Ramblas.

    But a massive accidental blast on Wednesday destroyed their bomb factory in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, killing at least one of the terrorists and throwing their plans into chaos.

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    Tributes: Police immediately cordoned off the city's broad avenue and ordered stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close
    after the attack



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4806022/Mother-Satan-plot.html#ixzz4qKGul3xy
     
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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    BREAKING NEWS: Man believed to be the Las Ramblas van terrorist is shot dead while wearing an explosive belt 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' west of Barcelona
    • Man wearing explosive belt shot and killed west of Barcelona
    • Believed to be Barcelona terror attack suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub
    • The man killed shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as police shot him dead
    • Police named Abouyaaqoub as the driver of the van that killed 13

    A man wearing an explosive belt has been shot and killed by police in Subirats, west of Barcelona, local news reports.

    The man is believed to be Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national thought to have been the driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 people.

    The man reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, as police shot and killed him on Monday afternoon.


    Abouyaaqoub, from Ripoll, Catalonia, has been the target of an international manhunt since Thursday's van attack in Barcelona.

    Authorities say they now have evidence he drove the van that plowed down the city's famed Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 pedestrians and injuring more than 120 others.

    Escaping the scene, Abouyaaqoub then carjacked a man named Pau Perez and stabbed him to death Thursday night as he made his getaway, Spanish officials said Monday.

    Another vehicle attack early Friday by other members of his extremist cell killed one person and wounded several others in the coastal town of Cambrils. That ended in a shootout with police, who killed five attackers.

    Spanish authorities have now raised the death toll in the country's two vehicle attacks to 15, with some 50 people still being treated in hospital for their injuries.

    Police have 'scientific evidence' showing Abouyaaqoub drove the speeding van in Las Ramblas and also killed Perez on Thursday night, regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said Monday.


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    Scene: Local news reported that the suspect had been shot in Subirats, Catalonia

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    A man wearing an explosive belt has been shot in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Subirats, west of Barcelona
    (pictured)


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    Disturbing photos show fugitive Barcelona terrorist Younes Abouyaaqoub (pictured)
    fleeing the Las Ramblas carnage through the city's historic Boqueria marke



    He said the suspect walked through Barcelona for about 90 minutes after the van attack - through the famed La Boqueria market and nearly to Barcelona University - before hijacking the car.

    Perez was parking his car, a Ford Focus, in a lot between 6.10pm and 6.20pm Abouyaaqoub stabbed him before 6.32pm, put him in the car's rear seats and drove away, Trapero said.

    Trapero said Perez was already dead when Abouyaaqoub then rammed the car through a police checkpoint minutes later and police opened fire on his car.

    The suspect ran over a police officer as the car evaded the checkpoint. About 7 p.m., police found the car and Perez's body nearly 2 miles away from the checkpoint, near Sant Just Desvern, a town west of Barcelona, but Abouyaaqoub was nowhere to be found.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-belt-shot-west-Barcelona.html#ixzz4qPBCrrUj
     
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