Terrorism in Spain

All 15 victims of the Catalonia terrorist attacks identified by police

Fifty people remain in hospital after last week’s tragic events in Barcelona and Cambrils

The 15 people killed in last week’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the Catalan beach resort of Cambrils have now been identified.

A victim being treated following the La Rambla attack.
A victim being treated following the La Rambla attack.Joan Sánchez
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Among the dead are six Spaniards (including one Spanish–Argentinean dual national), three Italians (including one woman who was also an Argentinean citizen), two Portuguese nationals, one Belgian, a US citizen, a Canadian, and a British–Australian.

Pau Pérez, Spanish citizen
Pau Pérez, Spanish citizenTwitter

The Spaniards killed in the attacks are Francisco López and his great-nephew Xavi, aged three, Pepita Codina, Silvina Pereyra (a dual Spanish–Argentinean national), Ana María Suárez, who died in the Cambrils attack and Pau Pérez, who was stabbed to death when his car was hijacked in Barcelona on the evening of attack of La Rambla.

Pérez was listed as the 15th official victim of the Catalonia attacks on Monday after police in the region linked his murder with the Barcelona attack.

The death of the young man stabbed in Sant Just Desvern last Thursday could be linked directly with the attack in Barcelona

The death of seven-year-old British–Australian dual-national Julian Cadman was also confirmed on Sunday. Belgian woman Elke Vanbockrijck, who was traveling with her son to see the Camp Nou stadium of the FC Barcelona soccer club also died.

Silvina Alejandra Pereyra, dual Spanish-Argentinean national
Silvina Alejandra Pereyra, dual Spanish-Argentinean national

The Italians Bruno Gulotta, Luca Russo, and Carmen Lopardo (who also held an Argentinean passport) are also among the victims.

The deaths of Jared Tucker of the United States and Ian Moore Wilson of Canada have also been confirmed.

A 74-year-old Portuguese woman from Lisbon and her 20-year old niece, who lived in London, also died.

Over 100 people from some 35 nationalities were killed or injured in the attacks in Catalonia.

Jared Tucker, US citizen
Jared Tucker, US citizen

According to official figures, 45 people are still hospitalized in Barcelona and five in the Catalan city of Tarragona. Of the people injured in the Barcelona van attack, nine remain in critical condition while 10 are in a serious condition.

Among those people injured in the Cambrils attack, three are in a serious condition.

Police are still hunting for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, the person suspected of having driven the vehicle used in the Barcelona terror attack. Finding Abouyaaqoub is the regional police’s top priority. Catalan Interior Minister Joaquim Forn and regional police chief Josep Lluís Trapero have asked for citizen cooperation in this search.

Flyers have been distributed with the suspect’s photo. He is 1.80m tall, has short hair, dark skin, and may have grown a beard since last photographed. He also may be armed. 

English version by George Mills and Debora Almeida.


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