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Third person arrested in connection with Catalonia attacks - police
August 18, 2017 / 6:59 AM / 4 months ago

Third person arrested in connection with Catalonia attacks - police

MADRID (Reuters) - A third person has been arrested in connection with a suspected Islamist militant attack in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and another incident in Cambrils, Spanish police said on Friday.

People wait to enter the area after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. Picture taken August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

“A third person has been detained in Ripoll in relation to the attacks,” local Catalan police confirmed on Twitter.

The Barcelona attack left 13 dead and more than a hundred injured after the suspect drove a van into crowds along a busy tourist street. Police said they had also killed five attackers on Thursday night in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona.

Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by Paul Day

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