Almost simultaneous attacks have been taking place in the four countries Spain, Finland, Australia and Russia.
Last Thursday in Barcelona, a tragic terrorist attack took place when a driver deliberately rammed a white van into pedestrians killing 13 people in the popular tourist destination Las Ramblas.
This wasn’t the only attack there as another one happened in the resort town of Cambrils where one woman was killed.
Victims of the two separate attacks (14 killed and dozens wounded) were from 34 different countries, including France, Germany, China, Australia and Peru, Spanish emergency services announced Friday.
One witness told Spain’s TVE television he saw the suspect when the van stopped. “It was a person in their 20s, he is very young, brown hair, a slim face.” he said.
Metro stations were closed down in the area while authorities asked people to stay away from the area, stay home and avoid unnecessary trips.
And the attacks continue in Finland on Friday, an 18-year-old Moroccan attacker stabbed two Finnish people to death and injured eight other among them a Briton, a Swede and an Italian in south-western city of Turku, Finland.
The attacker who was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody. The police say they believe it was a terrorist attack.
Police said in a statement: “The act had been investigated as murder, but during the night we received additional information which indicates that the criminal offences are now terrorist killings.”
Meanwhile in Sydney, seven people, including a child, have been injured after a car ploughed into a busy street on Sydney’s north shore.
The driver is believed to have had a medical episode when he crashed intowhen he crashed into the footpath out the front of a restaurant on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. Thus, The incident was not a deliberate act and the male driver remains at the scene assisting the police, NSW Police said in a statement.
However, Russia wasn’t safe from terrorism as a terrorist stabbed eight people before being shot by police in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut.
According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the terrorist “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city” at around 11:20 am local time.
Two of the stabbed are in a serious condition while five people are in a stable condition.
However, after investigating the attacker’s identity, the Russian police says that terrorism might not be the main angel of the incident.
The version that the attack was a terrorist one is not the main one,” the interior ministry’s press service in the Khanty-Mansi region told the Interfax news agency, saying that the attacker had been identified and may have suffered from psychiatric disorders.
Our condolences and prayers to all the victims and their parents.