Greek Woman among the Injured in Barcelona Attack



    A Greek woman is among those injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday evening, the foreign ministry said in a press release, citing information from Spanish authorities.

    “According to the official information from Spanish authorities so far, a Greek citizen is among the injured,” the ministry said, adding that Greece’s embassy in Madrid and the personnel in the Greek consulate in Barcelona are in continuous communication with Spanish authorities and are offering consular assistance.

    The hunt continues for the driver of the van who killed 13 people in Las Ramblas and injured 100 more.

    The Catalan interior minister, Joaquim Forn, said on Friday morning that the Barcelona attacker remains at large.

    Police shot dead five other suspects in Cambrils after a second terror attack in the early hours of Friday morning. Authorities say the two attacks are linked.

    Tsipras expresses solidarity

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed Greece’s solidarity with the Spanish people after the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday evening, and the country’s sympathy for the families of the victims.

    “These difficult moments, our thoughts are in Barcelona. We express our solidarity with the Spanish people and our sympathy for the families of the victims,” he tweeted.

    His message followed that of the foreign ministry, which said it was “appalled by the heinous terrorist attack”.

    “Our thoughts go out to Barcelona. Appalled by the heinous terrorist attack,” the ministry’s tweet read.

    New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his sadness for the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday, calling it “an attack on our freedom and values”.

    “Another attack on our freedom and values. Our weapons are our decisiveness and persistence in them. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims,” he tweeted.

    President sends condolences to King of Spain

    President Prokopis Pavlopoulos send on Thursday a letter to the King of Spain, Felipe VI, to express his sincere condolences for the terrorist attack in Barcelona, saying he is “appalled by the barbaric attack”.

    Pavlopoulos also expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and his wished for a speedy recovery of those injured.