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Spain maintains terrorism alert level

Explosion in early hours of Thursday brought down a building in Alcanar, about 200 km from Barcelona

Rodrigo Orihuela | Bloomberg 

Spain kept the terrorist alert unchanged at the second-highest level after police broke up the group that carried out two attacks this week that killed 14 civilians and injured scores of others. Government experts found no “imminent terrorism attack threat” and recommended maintaining the alert at level 4, the second-highest in the five-step scale, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Saturday at a press conference. Police broke up the gang that staged the attacks in the Catalan cities of Barcelona and Cambrils, Zoido said after a meeting of the terrorism threat ...

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First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 01:12 IST