Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs directs employees to Barcelona to assist


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ROME, August 18 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Angelino, Alfano in connection with the terrorist attack on Thursday in Barcelona, instructed to send to the city employees of the Crisis unit of the Ministry to assist the compatriots.

On Thursday, the minibus drove into a crowd of people in the tourist center of Barcelona — near Las Ramblas. The authorities of the Spanish Autonomous region of Catalonia confirmed the death of 13 people, 100 wounded. Catalan police have classified the incident as a terrorist attack.

The Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs, placed at the disposal of RIA Novosti, said about the strengthening of the Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona for the “support to compatriots in any way possible”. “Some of our staff Crisis group will fly to Barcelona on the first flight,” said Alfano.

Earlier it became known that the Italian foreign Ministry, there are fears that Italian citizens may be among the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

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