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14 Jul 2020 | 10:16 AM UTC

Spain: Police detain two in anti-terrorism operation in Barcelona July 14

Spain News Alert

Police detain two in anti-terrorism operation in Ciutat Vella district (Barcelona) on July 14; monitor situation

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

Event

Local police detained two Algerian citizens on Tuesday morning, July 14, during an anti-terrorism operation conducted in Barcelona. The police raid was conducted at approximately 06:00 (local time) in the Barceloneta neighbourhood of Ciutat Vella district. Unverified media reports suggest that the two suspects were arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

Further police operations and localized disruptions are possible in the Ciutat Vella area in the near term.  

Advice

Those in Spain are advised to monitor developments to the situation and report all suspicious objects and behavior to the authorities.

 

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