Sushma Swaraj said there have been no Indian casualties in Spain terror attack in Barcelona. (Source: AP Photo/File) Related News
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that there have been no reports of any Indian casualty in the Spain terror attack which took place in Barcelona. Swaraj also said she is in constant touch with the Indian Embassy in Spain. The External Affairs Minister, who is also known for her active social media presence, retweeted emergency numbers in Barcelona given by the Indian Embassy.
“I am in constant touch with Indian Embassy in Spain . As of now, there is no report of an Indian casualty,” she wrote on Twitter late on Thursday night.
At least 13 people were killed and over 100 injured after a van plowed into a crowd in Spain’s Barcelona on Thursday. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a “jihadist attack” and the Islamic State terror group too claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours after the attack, Spanish Police killed five “suspected terrorists” in Cambrils, which is 100 kilometres from Barcelona.
Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain (Source: Reuters)
The police also said the suspects were planning to target the region in a similar attack. Six civilians and one police officer were wounded in the operation. The attackers were reportedly wearing explosive belts.
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