Barcelona: Terror attack could have been much worse

'Work accident' foils terrorists' plan to carry out three simultaneous attacks.

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Uzi Baruch,

Scene of Las Ramblas terror attack
Scene of Las Ramblas terror attack
Reuters

The terrorists who on Thursday killed fourteen and injured over 100 in Barcelona and Cambrils had planned a horrific terror attack which was avoided thanks to a work accident.

According to Spanish media, the terrorists planned to travel in three trucks filled with explosives and gas balloons. One of the trucks would explode on Las Ramblas, a second one at a famous church, and the third near Barcelona's port.

On Wednesday, while the team prepared the attack, they accidentally detonated the explosives.

Authorities are still searching for 22-year-old Younis Abu-Yaqub, suspected of driving the van which rammed into a crowd on Las Ramblas.

Immediately after the attack, the van's driver exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.








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