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Spain police find belt with real explosives

2 held in Morocco over suspected links to Barcelona attackers MADRID, Aug 23, (Agencies): Police in northeastern Spain said Wednesday they found a belt charged with real explosives in a house where a fatal explosion last week derailed the initial plans by an extremist cell to strike with bombs in …

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Cell planned larger attack – International connections probed

MADRID, Aug 22, (AFP): An alleged member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge Tuesday that he and other suspects had planned a bigger attack, a judicial source said. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, was the first of four surviving suspects to be …

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Barcelona attack fugitive shot dead – Suspect left van attack site on foot

FIFTEENTH VICTIM MURDERED IN CAR-JACKING ESCAPE SUBIRATS, Spain, Aug 21, (Agencies): A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing …

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Massive attack planned – Hunt for driver … Probe on link to local imam

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 20, (AP): Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants. Complicating the manhunt, though, …

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Catalonia, Spain’s fertile ground for terrorists

Most vulnerable to assaults: analysts MADRID, Aug 20, (AFP): Despite its long experience in fighting terrorism, Spain failed this past week to prevent two deadly attacks in Catalonia — a key tourist magnet but also the Spanish region most vulnerable to such assaults, analysts say. In attacks claimed by the …

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Kuwaiti woman faints after witnessing attack; Embassy secures 70 citizens Cell dismantled … Van driver ‘on run’ RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 19, (Agencies): Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist …

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What we know about Spain twin terror attacks suspects

MADRID, Aug 19, (AFP): The suspected jihadists behind Spain’s twin terror attacks are thought to have formed a cell in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains where they allegedly planned large-scale assaults. Moroccans and Spaniard The suspects are all youths — most of them Moroccans who lived in Ripoll, a …

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Cities seek creative ways to prevent vehicle attacks

Dozen vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe and US PARIS, Aug 19, (AP): From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic …

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Suspect in attack said arrested BARCELONA, Aug 17, (RTRS): A van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Police said they had arrested a man linked …

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