France has faced a series of deadly assaults since January, beginning with a shooting at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The government responded by creating thousands of new positions in military and intelligence agencies.
Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and now another attack in Barcelona. European cities have been increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists in recent years.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
Police have identified the knife-wielding attacker who killed two people as an 18-year-old Moroccan. The terrorism investigation comes as Europe is on high alert following twin attacks in Spain.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version