FC Barcelonahave paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on Las Ramblas and in Cambrils, a year after Catalunya was rocked by a homegrown cell of jihadists.
On August 17, 2017, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a rented van onto the pedestrianised Rambla in Barcelona and killed 13 people, injuring over 130. Later that day, other members of the same cell killed another person and injured six others after ramming a car into pedestrians in the town of Cambrils.
The attacks were the deadliest to hit Spain since the Madrid train bombings in 2004, killing 16 people in total and injuring north of 150.
A year on, we remember the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks 🙏 pic.twitter.com/noIRBgCkVq
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 17, 2018
And on the first anniversary of such a dark day in the history of Barcelona, one of its greatest exports paid tribute to those who lost their lives.
“A year on, we remember the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks” the club said in a tweet. The attached picture highlightsLa Ramblain the distance.
Barcelona kick off their new season this weekend, hosting Alavés at the Nou Camp on Saturday night.