Death Toll From Catalonia Terror Attacks Rises to 16

Death Toll From Catalonia Terror Attacks Rises to 16

The number of those killed in last week's terrorism acts in Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia rose to 16, the local emergencies service said in a statement Sunday.

The Catalan authorities have previously put the death toll at 15.
"With the German national, the number of victims of the recent terrorism acts rose to 16," the authority wrote on Twitter, referring to the earlier statement of Catalonia's Healthcare Department about the death of a 51-year-old German woman.
鈥婳n August 18 and 19, Catalonia's cities of Barcelona and Cambrils faced van ramming attacks. Over 130 people have been hurt in the incidents treated by the local authorities as terror acts. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.
According to Catalonia's police force, a 12-person cell has been behind the terror attacks. Four suspects have been arrested and five others were killed after the Cambrils attack. Two more attackers allegedly died in an explosion in the Catalan town of Alcanar on Wednesday night, where the terrorists had been preparing explosives. On Monday, police confirmed they had killed Younes Abouyaaquob, the suspected perpetrator of the terrorist attack.

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