The terrorists who attacked passers-by on the tourist strip Las Ramblas in Barcelona, were planning to attack this in a different way. In particular, they planned to put the bomb near the main attractions of the city — the Sagrada Familia. on Saturday, August 19, the newspaper El Espanol.
The reporters found that the militants had planned to detonate a booby-trapped truck at the walls of the Cathedral and the Ramblas. Another place to attack was to be, presumably, the city’s port. The idea of terrorists, probably, prevented the explosion in their hideout in the village of Les cases d’alcanar. It was reported that in the study of the explosion forensics found traces of triperoxide acetone, known as the explosive “mother of Satan”.
After the explosion, the terrorists have changed tactics, having driven in a van on the street La Rambla August 17, the crowd of passers-by. Later on Avinguda Diagonal is unknown on a truck attacked the police officers guarding the area of the attack. Injured two guards.
That same night in Cambrils, South of Barcelona, another group of terrorists attempted to commit a terrorist attack, ran over to the van people. Seven people were injured, and later one of them died. Four of the attackers were eliminated on the spot, the fifth died later.
Victims of a series of attacks, according to the latest data, there were 15 people, more than 100 were injured. According to the Catalan police, injuring citizens of the 34 States.
Responsibility for attack was assumed by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).