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Canadian impacted in Barcelona terror attack, Spanish civil guard says

NEWS STAFF, THE CANADIAN PRESS AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | posted Friday, Aug 18th, 2017

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Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, on Aug. 17, 2017, after a van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists, killing 13 people and injuring 100 others. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

One Canadian has been impacted by the terror attack in Barcelona, the Spanish civil guard said on Friday.

According to the agency, the dead and injured in the Las Ramblas attack include people from 33 countries. It is not yet known if the Canadian is among the dead or injured.

“I am not afraid! I am not afraid!” the crowd chanted in Catalan amid applause.

The dual attacks unnerved a country that hasn’t seen an Islamic extremist attack since 2004, when al-Qaeda-inspired bombers killed 192 people in co-ordinated assaults on Madrid’s commuter trains. Unlike France, Britain, Sweden and Germany, Spain has largely been spared, thanks in part to a crackdown that has netted some 200 suspected jihadis in recent years.

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