Saturday, August 19, 2017

Diocese in Europe ‘shocked and alarmed’ by terrorist attacks in Spain

From The Church Times-

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has joined faith leaders and politicians in expressing his sorrow for the 14 people who were killed and hundreds more injured in a spree of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonian region in Spain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Reports first emerged of an explosion at a house in the small town of Alcanar, 200 km south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night, which killed one person and wounded 16. Senior police officials in the region said that the blast — from a failed attempt to create an explosive device — was directly related to a van attack in Barcelona the next day.

Police were hunting for an 18-year-old, Moussa Oubakir, on Friday, who is said to have driven a white Fiat van into pedestrians outside the Plaça de Catalunya metro station, in the centre of the city, on Thursday night, killing 13 and wounding at least one hundred others.

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