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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Barcelona terror attack: How it happened

Pengarah terkenal Bade Azmi melafazkan cerai talak satu terhadap isterinya pengarah dan pelakon Erma Fatima


Jatuhnya Talak Satu Buat Erma Fatima

Diterbitkan: Khamis, 17 Ogos 2017 11:43 AM
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Erma ditemui wartawan di luar mahkamah bagi memberi komen perceraiannya.- FOTO: ZAHID IZZANI
AMPANG: Setelah 26 tahun mendirikan rumah tangga pengarah terkenal Bade Azmi melafazkan cerai talak satu terhadap isterinya pengarah dan pelakon Erma Fatima kira-kira pukul 11.35 pagi, Khamis. 
Bade atau nama sebenarnya Badaruddin Azmi, 53, melafazkan cerai di hadapan Hakim Syarie Shaiful Azli Jamaludin di Mahkamah Rendah Syariah Gombak Timur, di sini, pada Khamis. 
Bade hadir secara berasingan menaiki motosikal kira-kira pukul 10.30 pagi. 
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Bade Azmi meninggalkan mahkamah selepas melafazkan talak buat Erma Fatima.
Manakala Erma atau nama sebenarnya Fatimah Rahmad, 49, berjubah hitam tiba di mahkamah pukul 11 pagi bersama adiknya Betty Rahmad.
Bade selaku plaintif kes itu memfailkan permohonan bercerai pada 10 Ogos mengikut Seksyen 47 Enakmen Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam Negeri Selangor 2003. 
Erma diwakili peguam Datuk Jamal Mohd Lokman Sulaiman sementara Bade tidak diwakili peguam. 
Dalam pada itu Erma yang ditemui di luar mahkamah berkata, dia reda dengan perceraian itu selain menganggap ia sebagai urusan Allah.
"Apa yang boleh saya katakan, soal mati dan jodoh itu, ketentuan Tuhan dan jika ini ketentuannya, saya sangat reda," ujarnya ringkas.
Bade dan Erma bernikah pada 30 November 1991.


Mereka mempunyai lima anak angkat iaitu Syamil Ikhwan, 24, Ahmad Arir, 22, Ahmad Aifin, 20, Citra, 15, dan Nurain, 11. 
Bagaimanapun pada awal 2014, Bade telah berkahwin dengan wanita bernama Aida berasal dari Pahang. 
Hasil perkahwinan tersebut pasangan dikurniakan dua cahaya mata. 
Pada tahun 2015, Erma pernah memfailkan perceraian namun menarik balik permohonan tersebut selepas kedua-duanya mengaku masih saling sayang menyayangi.

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President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

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WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalisation agenda.
Bannon's firing, a year and a day after Trump hired him as his campaign chief, put an abrupt end to the rabble-rousing political provocateur's tumultuous tenure in a White House riven with rivalries and back-stabbing during which he clashed with more-moderate factions.
He was instrumental in some of Trump's most contentious policy moves including the ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries, abandoning the Paris climate accord, tearing up international trade agreements and cracking down on illegal immigration. He was no friend of the Republican political establishment and was loathed by liberals but was a darling of some of the president's hard-line conservative supporters.
White House officials said Trump had told new Chief of Staff John Kelly to crack down on the bickering and infighting, and that Bannon's fate was sealed by comments published on Wednesday in the American Prospect liberal magazine in which he spoke of targeting his adversaries within the administration.
Trump, seven months into his presidency, has become increasingly isolated over his comments following white supremacist violence in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville last Saturday and his attacks on fellow Republicans. Some Republicans had even begun questioning Trump's capacity to govern.
As Trump came under fire from Republicans including two former presidents, and from business leaders and U.S. allies abroad, he faced mounting calls for Bannon's ouster. Critics had accused Bannon of harbouring anti-Semitic and white nationalist sentiments.
"White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Bannon returned to his post as executive chairman of right-wing Breitbart News on Friday afternoon, the website said. Prior to joining the Trump campaign, he had spearheaded Breitbart's shift into a forum for the "alt-right," a loose online confederation of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.
Bannon said his departure from the White House signals a major shift for the Trump agenda. "The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Bannon told the conservative Weekly Standard.
"I just think his ability to get anything done - particularly the bigger things, like the wall, the bigger, broader things that we fought for, it's just gonna be that much harder," Bannon said.
He said he would use Breitbart to attack opponents of the populist and nationalist agenda he championed, including establishment Republicans. "I am definitely going to crush the opposition," Bannon said.
He became the latest key figure to abruptly depart a Trump White House that has been chaotic from its first days and already has lost a chief of staff, a national security adviser, two communications directors and a chief spokesman.
Trump's presidency also has been dogged by ongoing investigations in Congress and a special counsel named by the Justice Department into potential collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia, something both Trump and Moscow deny.
Bannon, 63, is a former U.S. Navy officer, Goldman Sachs investment banker and Hollywood movie producer.
He had been in a precarious position before but Trump opted to keep him, in part because he had played a major role in Trump's November 2016 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton and was backed by many of the president's most loyal rank-and-file supporters.
Democrats cheered Bannon's departure.
"Steve Bannon's firing is welcome news," said Nancy Pelosi, the top House of Representatives Democrat. "The Trump Administration must not only purge itself of the remaining white supremacists on staff, but abandon the bigoted ideology that clearly governs its decisions."
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Wall Street indexes <.SPX> and the U.S. dollar <.DXY> ended a volatile session lower after a week of drama in Washington intensified doubts about Trump's ability to deliver on policy objectives such as tax cuts. After a late-morning boost following reports of Bannon's ouster, the dollar and U.S. equities lost ground.
Bannon felt a close ideological connection to Trump's populist tendencies and "America First" message. Like Trump, he has also expressed deep scepticism concerning ongoing American military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The decision to fire Bannon could undermine Trump's support among far-right voters but might ease tensions within the White House and with party leaders. Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress but have been unable to pass major legislative goals including a healthcare overhaul.
Trump ran into trouble after saying anti-racism demonstrators in Charlottesville were as responsible for the violence as the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who instigated the protests, and that there were "very fine people" among both groups.
Those remarks sparked rebukes from fellow Republicans, top corporate executives and some close allies.
Bannon's departure removes a large source of friction on the White House staff, but does not herald a significant shift by Trump towards the centre on major policy issues, three administration officials said.
"A good deal of what was attributed to Bannon, for example on China trade and restricting immigration, and the border wall, all came before Bannon joined the campaign and would have happened without him," said one White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Bannon has been a hawk on China, urging a tougher line on trade to correct a huge trade imbalance and dismissive of recent efforts to try to elicit Beijing's help to rein in North Korea. In his comments to American Prospect, Bannon said the United States was in an economic war with China.
A second official said the biggest winners from Bannon’s departure are national security adviser H.R. McMaster; Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser; and Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
Bannon's departure cast a cloud over the future of the group of allies he had brought into the White House, such as Sebastian Gorka.
Some conservative activists expressed disappointment in Bannon's ouster. Republicans were largely quiet, though moderate Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said she was glad Bannon was out but that the administration "must work to build bridges, not destroy them."
By the time Trump had hired Bannon as campaign manager, the real estate magnate had already vanquished his Republican opponents for the party's presidential nomination.
Asked about Bannon on Tuesday, Trump called him "a friend of mine" but downplayed his contribution to his election victory.
"Mr. Bannon came on very late. You know that. I went through 17 senators, governors and I won all the primaries. Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that. And I like him. He is a good man. He is not a racist," Trump said.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Makini Brice, Susan Heavey, John Walcott, david Brunnstrom, Megan Davies, Justin Mitchell, Mohammad Zargham and David Alexander; Writing by Will Dunham and Eric Beech; Editing by James Dalgleish and Diane Craft)

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Three people have claimed trial in separate cases to insulting the Prime Minister.on Facebook



Saturday, 19 August 2017

Three claim trial to insulting PM

 
KUALA LUMPUR: Three people have claimed trial in separate cases to insulting the Prime Minister.
Recruiter Nor Sabariah Abdul Kadir, 29, is accused of leaving a comment on the Otai Bersih Facebook page with the intention of insulting Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. She allegedly committed the offence at 5.11pm on Feb 1.
Ng Thai Quen, 19, a storekeeper, is charged with posting an edited image of Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor on his Facebook page between 7pm on Dec 15 and 7am on Dec 16 last year.
Mazlan Yusoff, a roti canai seller, is alleged to have posted an article titled Zimbabwe Today Is M’sia Tomorrow with an edited photo of Najib and China’s former leader Mao Ze Dong.
He allegedly committed the offence using the Facebook profile of “Zain Al Aznam” at 2.53am on Nov 11 last year.
They were charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and face up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of RM50,000, or both, if convicted.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission prosecution department director Mohd Sophian Zakaria and DPP Norhani Mohamad Adzhar are prosecuting.

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The accused: (From left) Mazlan, Nor Sabariah and Ng.
The accused: (From left) Mazlan, Nor Sabariah and Ng.
The prosecution asked the Sessions Court to set bail at RM5,000 for each of the accused.
Faridah Mohammad, counsel for Nor Sabariah, said her client has an aged mother and two disabled younger siblings to care for.
Ng, who was unrepresented, told the court that he only earned RM1,000 a month.
“I live with my parents. My father is here to post bail and I ask for a low bail amount,” he said.
Mazlan said he had cooperated with the authorities and hoped the court would set bail at RM1,000.
Judge Zainal L. Saleh set bail at RM3,000 in one surety for each of them. All posted bail.
The cases will come up for mention on Oct 27.


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AES SUMMONS after April 15, Settle early or End Up Paying RM2000

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AES summons holders told







PUTRAJAYA: Road users who have received Automated Enforce­ment System (AES) summonses after April 15 have been urged to settle immediately or risk court action.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said those who fail to pay their RM150 compound face a maximum fine of RM2,000 if found guilty by the court.

“It’s better to pay the compound than to be brought to court and face the maximum fine,” Nadzri said at a press conference after the department’s monthly assembly.

Nadzri said at present, the only two offences that fall under AES are speeding and running the red light.


Commenting on the AES cameras that capture images of vehicles from behind instead of the front, Nadzri said such cameras are only available at certain locations, based on suitability.

“When we capture images that way, we are able to identify the car make as well as its registration number,” he said, adding that there were currently 21 AES cameras located at various hot spots in the country.

Earlier, Nadzri witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between JPJ and the Skills Deve­lopment Department under the Human Resources Ministry.

Under the agreement, the two departments will cooperate in hu­­man capital development in the road transport sector. — Bernama

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Elderly couple run over in 'ISIS' van attack on Barcelona that killed 13 and injured more than 100 before at least one fleeing suspect is shot




Mown down as they shopped: Elderly couple run over in 'ISIS' van attack on Barcelona that killed THIRTEEN and injured more than 100 before at least one fleeing suspect is shot dead as he drove into police at roadblock
13 dead and dozens hurt as van drives into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby
Harrowing footage shows dozens of bodies lying on the pavement as armed police rushed to secure the area
One suspect is reported to have been killed after a shootout with police hours after the initial van attack
Police circulated images of Driss Oukabir after the atrocity, but he later handed himself in and said his documents had been stolen
Two suspects have been arrested, but police confirm neither was the driver of the van
Emergency services rushed to the scene near the Las Ramblas tourist area as people are urged to stay away
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said he is in contact with the emergency services at the scene
Did you see what happened in Barcelona, or do you know someone who did? Get in touch by emailing abe.hawken@mailonline.co.uk or calling 0203 615 3908

By Iain Burns and Dave Burke For Mailonline and Tom Worden for MailOnline

PUBLISHED: 16:22 BST, 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 01:43 BST, 18 August 201



A terror cell which carried out yesterday's massacre in the heart of Barcelona's tourist district planned to load the van used in the attack with explosives, police have revealed.

Swoops were being carried out miles from the Catalan city in the early hours of this morning as investigators desperately tried to track down those responsible for the atrocity.

Police are reported to have opened fire in the town of Cambrils shortly after midnight.

The driver of the van which claimed 13 lives and injured more than 100 when it swerved through the busy Las Ramblas district is still believed to be at large, despite police making two arrests.

A man was last night shot dead on the outskirts of Barcelona after speeding through a roadblock, injuring two police officers. It is not known, however, if he was linked to the terror plot.

Two men, a Spanish national and a Moroccan, have been arrested, but neither were at the wheel of the Fiat van which mounted the pavement and mowed down innocents.

Less than 24 hours before it happened, an explosion at a bomb factory is believed to have been caused by butane canisters linked to the terror plot.

Officials warn the death toll is likely to rise, with at least 10 people critically injured in yesterday afternoon's atrocity in the heart of the city's tourist district.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, describing the killers as 'soldiers of the Islamic State'.



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In the aftermath of the attack police circulated an image of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Catalan resident of Moroccan origin, saying he had rented out a second van thought to be intended as a getaway vehicle - where his documents were found. A man was arrested at the scene.

But police sources said Oukabir later handed himself in at a police station in Ripoll, 65 miles north of Barcelona, claiming his brother had stolen his documents.

His brother is named Moussa Oukabir, 18, who lives in Barcelona, El Pais reports.

Horrifying pictures and video from the scene of the Las Ramblas attack show armed police and paramedics rushing around the busy promenade in the centre of the city, as victims lie hurt in the street.

Video has emerged seeming to show a police officer lying on the ground injured in Sant Just Desvern, on the outskirts of Barcelona, after the Ford Focus drove through a roadblock.

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Moussa Oukabir, 18, who lives in Barcelona, has been named as a suspect in the attack after reportedly stealing his brother's documents

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Driss Oukabir (pictured) has been arrested by police, according to local media reports. The Guardia Civil previously said the van used in the attack was rented by Oukabir in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada

Disturbing comments posted on social network Kiwi by an account carrying Moussa Oukabir's name and photograph makes reference to killing all infidels.

Josep Lluis Trapero, the head of the regional police force the Mossos d’Esquadra, said the attack was designed 'to kill as many people as possible'.

He said police were connecting the attack to an explosion at a house in Alcanar, 125 miles south of Barcelona, late last night.

One person died and six were injured in the explosion, reportedly caused by a build-up of gas, which caused the house to collapse.

Mr Trapero told a news conference: 'At 16.50 a van entered the pedestrian area of the Rambla, and drove for many meters, running over hundreds of people.

'Many of them were injured and it caused the death of 13 people. The driver got out of the van and ran away. There was no shouting, no phrases which sometimes accompany such attacks. Witnesses called the emergency services and gave a description.

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'The Mossos began Operation Cage, an anti-terrorist operation throughout Catalonia. There is no evidence that the person who left the van was armed. We do not believe he was armed, at least visibly.

'We entered all of the bars and establishments of the area to check nobody was hiding. This was clearly a terrorist attack with the intention of killing as many people as possible.

'It is believed to be connected with a second incident - the explosion of a house in Alcanar. We received an alert of an explosion where one person has died and others were injured.

'A part of the building collapsed. We are linking these two incidents. I cannot give further details as we are still working on the investigation.

'This led to the arrest of two people directly implicated in this attack. This does not mean that the two people under arrest are those who carried out the attack in Barcelona - but they are connected to the attack.

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Police said two people arrested in connection with the terror attack in Barcelona were linked with an address in Alcanar, where a home exploded on Wednesday

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'Neither of them was the person driving the van. Neither of them has any convictions for terrorism. One is from Melilla (a Spanish enclave in north Africa) and the other is Moroccan.

'One person was arrested in Alcanar and the other, a Moroccan, in Ripoll.'

Mr Trapero confirmed one person was shot dead as a car attempted to break through a police cordon, leaving an officer with a broken leg.

But he said: 'He is a Spanish national and at the moment we have no indication he is linked to these other people.'

Three Germans were among those killed, Spanish media reported. There were also Greek and Belgian nationals among the dead.

It remains unclear how many attackers were involved in the massacre, which is being treated by police as an act of terrorism.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has confirmed that one of the victims was from Belgium.

The president of Spain's Catalonia region says police have arrested two people following the van attack, which happened in Barcelona's bustling Las Ramblas district.

In a brief news conference this evening Carles Puigdemont said 12 people are confirmed dead and at least 80 have been hospitalised after the van drove onto a sidewalk and swerved through a busy pedestrian area.

The region's interior minister had earlier tweeted that 13 people had died in the attack.

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau says a moment of silence will be held in the city's main square at noon Friday 'to show that we are not scared and we are more united that ever'.

Police have confirmed that at least 84 people are hurt, with Catalonia's interior minister Joaquim Forn saying it is 'very possible' that the number of dead will rise because of the 'very serious' wounds to victims.



The civil guard has said the van used in the attack was rented in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, which is around 15 miles by road from the scene of today's killings.

A second van was found parked in the town of Vic, which is around 50 miles north of Barcelona. Police believe it was meant to be used as a getaway vehicle.

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There are harrowing scenes in Barcelona after a van was driven into pedestrians in Las Ramblas in the heart of the city. Thirteen people have been killed and dozens have been injured as armed police swarm the streets

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Police are said to have now found a second transit van hired at the same time as the vehicle used in the attack.

It was found parked in the town of Vic some 50 miles north of Barcelona and officers believe that a second person involved in today's attack used it to get away from the Catalan capital.

Spanish media had also reported that two armed men were holed up in a bar in downtown Barcelona and reported gunfire in the area but police later dismissed those reports.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing people running away and screaming after the terror attack happened.

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Laila Roussa dramatically live tweeter her experience as the horrifying attack unfolded in Barcelona

Actress Laila Rouass has dramatically live tweeted her experience ‘hiding in a restaurant freezer' after being caught up in the horrific terrorist attack in Barcelona.

The wife of snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan, 46, took to Twitter amid the brutal terror attack which is believed to have claimed the lives of 13 people and wounded 100 others.

Tweeting directly in the middle of the attack, the former Holby City star said: 'In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x.'

And in a later tweet, the star, from Stepney in London, posted: 'Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down the street looking for someone.'

In a series of further tweets she added: 'The whole of Las Ramblas and surrounding roads in lock down with armed police everywhere,' and 'hearing one person has been shot.'

Friend of Mrs Rouass and fellow actor Douglas Henshall tweeted a message of support to the former Holby City star.

He said: 'F*** sake Laila stay safe. X'.




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Eyewitnesses said swarms of people were running for their lives with one woman desperately screaming out for her child. Pictured: The van can be seen with a crumpled bonnet as people lie motionless on the pavement

A witness called Angel said he had seen the attacker close up and described him as 'a young man, maximum 25 years old, chestnut brown hair and skinny.'

Others described him as about 5ft 6in tall and wearing a blue and white striped top.

Another witness, Isaac, said: 'The person was accelerating. He mounted the pavement to run people over. We saw the van passing by running people over at 50 miles an hour. It was as if it was driving through a field of corn.'

A taxi driver told Catalan TV station TV3: 'The van was doing zigzags knocking over everyone he could. It was shocking.'



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Police have confirmed that at least 52 people are injured, with Catalonia's interior minister Joaquim Forn saying it is 'very possible' that the number of dead will rise because of the 'very serious' wounds to victims. Pictured: Police carry a woman away from the scene

Mr Garrett told the BBC: 'A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting.

'The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market.

'Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next.

'The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.'

Mr Garrett said a 'second wave' of people then entered the market, followed by armed police.

He said: 'They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.'

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Pictured: Armed policemen arrive in a cordoned-off area after a van ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona

Police were reported to have found a Spanish passport inside the van.

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said he is in contact with all emergency services and stressed the priority is to help the injured.

Armed police were also seen rushing into the area while emergency services asked to close Metro and train stations in the city.

One witness told Sky News: 'It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical... first of all they said someone had been shot.

'All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.'

She added: 'We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly... there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.'

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Pictured: The scene of the van crash in Barcelona

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Pictured: People flee after the van drove into crowds in centre of Barcelona

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Pictured: A man lying on the street in Barcelona after the van ploughed into pedestrians along Las Ramblas

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Pictured left: Injured people are treated at the scene in Las Ramblas, Barcelona after the horrific attack. Right: People trapped in a shop under police guard



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Pictured: People gather round a victim after the van drove into a crowd in Barcelona

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Pictured: People sit on the pavement in Barcelona after a van ploughed through pedestrians in Las Ramblas

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Pictured: An ambulance attending the scene in Las Ramblas

Another said: 'We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because... there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.'

The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya.

El Periodico said the CIA had warned local police two months ago that La Rambla could be the scene of a terrorist attack.

'Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries,' a statement from Catalan police said.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain 'stands with Spain against terror' in response to the tragic news.

She added: 'My thoughts are with the victims of today's terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror.'

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US President Donald Trump condemned the attack and promised to do 'whatever is necessary to help' the Spanish.

As news of the atrocity was breaking, US First Lady Melania Trump tweeted: 'Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona'.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, tweeted: 'My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.'

Mr Khan added: 'London stands with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism.'

The United States offered its assistance to Spain, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson adding that consular assistance was being provided to Americans in the city. He also urged US nationals to check in with their families.

'Terrorists around the world should know - the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice,' Tillerson told a press conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and their Japanese counterparts.

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Pictured right: The scene after the van reportedly drove into pedestrians. Pictured left: Emergency services rushing to the scene

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Pictured: Emergency services rushing to the scene

Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was 'jam-packed' with tourists.

He told Sky News: '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.'

Mr Anwar described the scene as 'chaos', with everyone in 'panic mode'.

He added: 'Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back.

'One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people.

'And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.'

Will Ako, 26, from London, was eating in a restaurant called Taller De Tapas with his family when they heard a disturbance.

He told the Press Association: 'We had just finished eating and were about to leave when we heard a commotion and the patrons in the restaurant rushing from their seats.

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Pictured: Police guiding people in Barcelona out of a Burger King restaurant after the outrage in the Las Rambras area of the Catalonian city

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Pictured: Police special forces work near Plaza Catalonia following the incident, which police are treating as a terror attack

'I then saw people running to the east of the restaurant and I saw a couple of people about 30 yards down the road crouching around what looked like someone on the ground and they were calling for assistance.

'Within a couple of minutes, police started to arrive and they were running west of the restaurant and some were telling us to stay inside.

'Soon after, loads of cars, bikes and ambulances arrived and then the armed police.'

He said he was in the restaurant with around 40 people, adding: 'We're not sure what's happening.'

Tom Gueller, who lives on an adjoining road, was forced to flee the scene when he saw the van hurtling through the crowds.

He told BBC's PM: 'I heard screams and a bit of a crash and then I just saw the crowd parting and this van going full pelt down the middle of the Ramblas and I immediately knew that it was a terrorist attack or something like that.

'I ran away, I mean I live near, I had to run back about 50 metres or so and go up to my flat and obviously see what's happening on the road from my balcony.'

Asked about the van, he said: 'It wasn't slowing down at all. It was just going straight through the middle of the crowds in the middle of the Ramblas.'

Mr Gueller said many of the shops had pulled their shutters down and armed police were positioned on street corners, with cordons in place on the road.

Tourist Mel Higgins told Sky News she was barricaded into a shop with her daughters at the time of the incident.

She said: 'I was with my two daughters and we were walking down the Passeig de Gracia, which is sort of parallel and one up from Las Ramblas, when suddenly people just started running towards us, screaming and shouting: 'Run! Run! Run!'.

'So I grabbed the two girls and there was an Orange phone shop was open and we ran inside and they locked the doors of the phone shop, and we just all waited there for I suppose about 20 minutes.

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Pictured: Police secure the area close to the scene after a white van jumped the sidewalk and ran into pedestrians in the historic Las Ramblas district

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Pictured: People walk away from Las Ramblas after the attack earlier today

'And then it seemed very calm out on the street. And obviously the people working in Orange were in touch with the police and the police said just stay there for now.

'Then about 20 minutes later, they said we could leave and we were just about to leave when people started running again, and screaming, and they said: 'Everyone back in!'.'

Thomas Riley, a civil servant from London, 22, had just left Catalunya station 300 feet from Las Ramblas with his father and brother when he heard 'shouting and crying'.

The trio were directed back into the Metro station and locked in by police, before being ordered to take the first train.

He told MailOnline: 'There was lots of commotion, shouting, and people crying. I was very frightened because no one would speak English to me.

'The emergency services and officials acted very swiftly and we were directed back down onto the metro station and locked there for a while.

'I still had no idea what had happened by this point. An empty train arrived at a platform and we were all told to get on it quickly!

'Once the station was empty, we were taken out of the area a few stops picking people up en route.'

Mr Riley said the terrified passengers were directed by police to the seafront, where they were asked to 'hide' due to reports of gunmen on the loose.

He said: 'Lots of people on the tube were in tears. Once I got above ground, the streets were cut off by police everywhere.

'There was lots of confusion and people checking phones. The police told us to stay calm and hide due to reports of gunmen.

'Eventually, we were directed to the sea front by officials and I was asked if I had information by the police.'

Authorities in the area have warned people to stay away from the area.

The incident has taken place at the height of the tourist season in Barcelona, which is one of Europe's top travel destinations with at least 11 million visitors a year.
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