No links at present between Barcelona attack suspects and France: minister

Reuters | Published: 13:51, Aug 18,2017

Barcelona attack

Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, August 18, 2017. — Reuters photo

No links have been found connecting those suspected of carrying out Thursday’s attack in Barcelona to France, said French interior minister Gerard Collomb.

‘For the time being, we have put the list of those involved through our database. We have not, for the time being, identified that any of the individuals might have been in France, but further confirmations will be necessary,’ he said.

Thirteen people were killed after a suspected Islamist extremist drove a van into crowds in Barcelona.

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