Spain: Manhunt underway for Moroccan Muslim terrorist – US warns of possible terror attack in Barcelona
The US State Department has issued a warning to tourists planning to travel to Barcelona, Spain over the holiday season of an increased chance of a terrorist attack around Christmas and the New Year.
“Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas. U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant with regard to their personal security,” the State Department tweeted its travel warning on Sunday.
The Catalan police, Mossos d’Esquadra, has an alert of a possible terror attack in Barcelona which gives “medium” credibility, according to local media.
This alert claims that a Moroccan Muslim terrorist in his 30’s is planning to carry out a vehicular attack using a truck or bus on December 25, on Christmas Day, in the Catalan capital.
The Mossos have passed the information to Barcelona’s local police, Guàrdia Urbana, but the terrorist alert in the country stays at level 4 out of 5.
In August 2017, a Muslim terrorist rammed a van into pedestrians on La Rambla in Barcelona, murdering 13 people and injuring at least 130 others, one of the whom died 10 days later.
Nine hours after the Barcelona massacre, five Muslim terrorists members of the same terrorist cell rammed their car into pedestrians in nearby Cambrils, murdering one woman and injuring six others. All five of those terrorists were shot and killed by police.
The night before the Barcelona terror attacks, an explosion occurred in a house in the Spanish town of Alcanar, destroying the building and killing two members of the terrorist cell; including the 40-year-old imam thought to be the mastermind. The home had over 120 gas canisters inside which police believe the cell was attempting to make into one large bomb (or three smaller bombs to be placed in three vans which they had rented) but which they accidentally detonated.