‘Evil strikes again’: How newspapers covered the Barcelona terror attack
Here’s how newspapers across the world covered the Barcelona terror attack.Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:51 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A van veered onto a sidewalk and barrelled down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation promenade into a bloody killing zone.
Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.
An article on the New York Times warned militants using an “ordinary car” as a deadly weapon -- a signature method developed by the Islamic State group. “Even though the automotive terrorist attacks of the past two years are far rarer than accidents, they are a warning that a driver can wield the ordinary car as a weapon,” wrote Amanda Taub.
Another piece on The Guardian echoed the same point: There is no skill needed to drive a vehicle into a crowd, nor any difficulty involved in obtaining one. This makes a car, van or lorry an ideal weapon for today’s terrorists... ”
Here’s how the newspaper covered the attack across the world:
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Aug 18, 2017 15:51 IST