The suspects attempted to carry out a similar attack to the one in Barcelona, by driving a vehicle into pedestrians and seven people were injured. The suspects were wearing bomb belts. An anti-terrorist operation continued near the city centre. Now, after the first attack was assumed by ISIS, the regional police force said it’s working to determine if the suspects in Cambrils were linked to the Barcelona attack, as well as to a Wednesday night gas explosion in Alcanar. At least two people have been arrested as suspects in the Barcelona incident, according to the regional president of Catalonia.
One of them is a Spanish national from Melilla, and the other is a Moroccan citizen who lived in Spain legally. The toll of injured people in the Barcelona attack increased to at least 100 people. “The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS’ leader] of targeting coalition countries,” the ISIS release stated. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau announced a minute of silence will be held Friday in the city’s main square “to show that we are not scared.” The moment of silence will be followed by three days of mourning.