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ബാഴ്​സലോണയിൽ ഭീകരാക്രമണം: 13പേർ കൊല്ലപ്പെട്ടു

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ബാഴ്സലോണയിൽ ഭീകരാക്രമണം: 13പേർ കൊല്ലപ്പെട്ടു ബാഴ്സലോണ: സ്പെയിനിെല ബാഴ്സലോണയിൽ ഭീകരാക്രമണം. തീവ്രവാദികൾ ജനക്കൂട്ടത്തിലേക്ക് വാൻ ഇടിച്ചുകയറ്റിയതിനെ തുടർന്ന് 13 പേർ കൊല്ലപ്പെട്ടു. 20ലേറെ പേർക്ക് പരിക്കേറ്റു. പ്രധാന വിനോദസഞ്ചാരകേന്ദ്രമായ ലാസ് റാംബ്ലാസിലാണ് സംഭവം. തിരക്കേറിയ തെരുവിലൂടെ നടന്നുപോവുകയായിരുന്നവർക്കിടയിലേക്കാണ് വാൻ ഇടിച്ചുകയറ്റിയതെന്ന് ദൃക്സാക്ഷികൾ പറഞ്ഞു. അപകടത്തിനുശേഷം ഡ്രൈവർ രക്ഷപ്പെട്ടു. ആയുധധാരികളായ രണ്ടുപേരെ സ്ഥലത്ത് കണ്ടതായി ദൃക്സാക്ഷികൾ പറഞ്ഞു. വാനിലുണ്ടായിരുന്ന ഒരാളെ സമീപത്തെ ബാറിൽ തടഞ്ഞുവെച്ചതായി പറയുന്നു. ആക്രമണത്തെതുടർന്ന് സ്ഥലത്തെ െമട്രോ, റോഡ് ഗതാഗതം നിർത്തിവെച്ചു. Barcelona, Aug 17 (AFP) A driver deliberately rammed a van into a crowd on Barcelona's most popular street today, killing at least two people before fleeing to a nearby bar, police said. Officers in Spain's secondlargest city said the ramming on Las Ramblas was a terrorist attack and a police source said one suspect had left the scene and was holed up in a bar . A local security source told AFP that at least two people had died in the van attack and around 20 were wounded. The police source said they were hunting for a total of two suspects. The famous Las Ramblas boulevard is one of Barcelona's busiest streets, normally thronged with tourists and street performers until well into the night. Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries, a police statement said. The area around the incident was cordoned off, with several ambulances and police vehicles on the scene, an AFP correspondent said. Don't go near the affected zone, Catalan police tweeted. Witness Aamer Anwar told Britain's Sky News television that he was walking down Las Ramblas, which he described as jampacked with tourists, when the attack happened. All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back. Vehicles have been used in several terror attacks in Europe in recent years, including a jihadist massacre that claimed 86 lives in the French Riviera city of Nice. Spain had so far been spared the kind of extremist violence that rocked nearby France, Belgium and Germany. But it was hit by what is still Europe's deadliest jihadist attack in March 2004, when bombs exploded on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people in an attack claimed by Al Qaedainspired extremists. A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area. People were killed and injured as the vehicle sped along the pedestrianised area, sending many fleeing for cover in shops and cafes. Eyewitnesses said the van had deliberately targeted people before coming to a stop. El Pais newspaper said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot after mowing down dozens of people. Media reports say police are treating the incident as a terror attack, and that one or two armed men have now barricaded themselves inside a bar in the area. Live updates Steven Turner, who works in the area, told the BBC: People in my office saw a van ramming into people on Las Ramblas. I saw about three or four people lying on the ground. There are lots of ambulances and armed police with assault rifles around now. Details of this incident are still unclear, but vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of attacks across Europe since July last year. Aamer Anwar said he was walking down Las Ramblas, which was jampacked with tourists. All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids, he told Sky News. Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back. Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. Las Ramblas Central boulevard that runs 1.2km (0.75 miles) through the centre of Barcelona Runs from the city's Pla്വa de Catalunya (Catalonia Square) to the Christopher Columbus monument at the seafront. Popular with tourists because of its market stalls, bars and restaurants Barcelona city council restricted traffic flow because of heavy pedestrian use of the street Are you in the area? Did you witness what happened? If it's safe to do so, you can share your experience by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk. Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:
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