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Police treating attempted assault in Catalonia as terrorist attack

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-08-20 21:23
Special police forces prepare to raid the apartment building of a man who tried to attack a police station in Cornella near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on Aug 20, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

MADRID - Spanish police said on Monday they were treating as a terrorist attack an attempted assault on a police station near Barcelona by a man armed with a large knife who was then shot dead.

"Right now we are treating this as a terrorist attack," regional investigative police chief Rafel Comas told a news conference, adding that the attacker had said "Allah is great".


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