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Terrorists researched nightclubs and festivals before Barcelona attack

Razzmatazz and Pacha were on the attackers’ radar for the 2017 attack...

Terrorists who killed 15 people in two attacks in Barcelona in August last year (2017) researched music venues and festivals during their preparation, according to new information from police.

14 pedestrians were ran over and 129 others injured by a single man on Las Ramblas on 17th August 2017, before five men later drove into pedestrians in nearby Cambrils, killing one woman and injuring six others.

The attackers of the two incidents, thought to be part of the same terrorist cell, focused on Barcelona nightclubs and Benicassim as possible targets, according to a report first published by Spanish news agency EFE. The men looked into Rototom Sunsplash festival at Benicassim, which takes place every year in August.

Barcelona’s famous Pacha and Razzmatazz, and the Sitges festival outside the Catalan city, were also on the terrorist’s list of targets, according to cell phone records. Police killed all six perpetrators.

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