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RSC News Coverage
August 20, 2017

Spain attacks: Terrorists were planning to hit multiple targets

by
Henry Jackson Society

The terrorist cell behind the attacks in Spain was planning a series of devastating assaults, potentially including a large-scale truck bomb, investigators revealed yesterday.

Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said the horror was another indicator that we have moved into a new era of terrorism. “Distinct from the highly organised and rigid top-down approach of al-Qaeda, we now confront a far more challenging threat,” he added.“This is the ‘leaderless jihad’ of Islamic State in which any ideologically driven fanatic can jump in a van or pick up a knife and inflict carnage on the streets of our cities.”

Read the full article in The Independent