Spain Civil Guard Detain Individual Suspected of Ties to Catalonia Attacks Cell
REUTERS/ Stinger Europe09:43 22.09.2017(updated 09:57 22.09.2017) Get short URL
The Spanish interior minister wrote in twitter on Thursday that the Spanish Civil Guard detained an individual suspected of links to the terrorist cell that committed August attacks in Catalonia.
MADRID (Sputnik) – The Spanish Civil Guard detained an individual in Castellon suspected of ties to the terrorist cell that committed August attacks in Catalonia, Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said on Friday.
“The Civil Guard detained in Castellon a Moroccan residing in Spain for collaborating with a cell of Barcelona and Cambrils attacks,” the minister said on Twitter.
On August 18 and 19, Catalonia’s cities of Barcelona and Cambrils faced van ramming attacks. A dozen people have died and over 130 have been hurt in the incidents treated by the local authorities as terrorist acts. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.
A 12-person cell is believed by the Catalan law enforcement to be behind the terror attacks. Four suspected members of the cell have been arrested and five others killed after the Cambrils attack. Two more attackers are believed to have died prior to the incidents in an explosion in the Catalan town of Alcanar, where the terrorists had been preparing explosives.