Dhaka condemns Barcelona van attack

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 15:08, Aug 18,2017

Barcelona, terror attack

The suspected van is towed away from the area where it crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, August 18, 2017. — Reuters photo

Bangladesh has condemned the attack in Spain where a van rammed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people.

Bangladesh also conveyed sympathies to the victims and their families.

State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Friday tweeted condemning the attack on civilians and law enforcement agencies, tagged the Spanish ministry of foreign affairs to the tweet.

‘We condemn the attack on civilians and law enforcement agencies. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families,’ the tweet reads.

A van veered onto a promenade and barrelled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone, reported AP.

Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terrorist attack.

Police in Spain announced early Friday that they killed five people in a suspected second terror attack in Cambrils, hours after a van rammed into a crowd about 70 miles away from Barcelona, killing at least 13 people, reported international media.

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