At least 6 civilians were injured before Catalan police neutralized 5 terrorist suspects in the coastal town of Cambrils, some 100km from Barcelona. Police said a bomb squad was set to carry out several “controlled explosions.”
“We have killed the alleged perpetrators,” Catalan police announced on Twitter. “We work on the hypothesis that the events of Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack.”
Authorities are now working to determine if the alleged terrorists wore explosive belts, police said on Twitter.
Six civilians and one officer were injured in the attack before police neutralized the suspects. Two of the injured remain in a serious condition.
El Pais reports that four terrorists were traveling in a car and managed to run over several people before being shot dead by security forces. Police then intercepted the fifth attacker who was on foot. The man was wounded and immediately detained. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.
Earlier police told residents of Cambrils to “stay home and stay safe,” announcing on Twitter that a “police operation” was ongoing in the town.