Minister of Foreign Affairs extend condolences to Spain

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has extended condolences to Spain in light of the self-claimed ISIS attack in Barcelona last week.

The minister signed the condolences book at the New Kingston-based Embassy of Spain, on Monday. Also present was Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica, Josep Bosch.

“Our prayers are also with the families of the victims of such a horrific crime, as Jamaica stands with Spain and other democratic nations against terror,” Johnson Smith said in a release from the ministry today.

At least 13 people were killed last week Friday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Police said they had arrested two suspects after the assault, the latest in a wave of vehicle rampages across Europe in recent years.

The IS propaganda agency Amaq claimed that “soldiers” from the jihadist group carried out the attack, according to the Site Intelligence Group which monitors Islamist websites.

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