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UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

17 August 2017 &#150 Condemning today’s terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

&#8220He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and to the Government and people of Spain,&#8221 according to a statement issued by UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq.

The statement added that Mr. Guterres wishes a speedy recovery to those injured and hopes that those responsible for this heinous violence will be swiftly brought to justice.

According to media reports, a van ran into a crowd of pedestrians walking through Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas area, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens of others.

Source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57379

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