Irish family injured in Barcelona terror attack 6 years ago

Irish family injured in Barcelona terror attack

An Irish family is believed to have been caught up in yesterday's terror attack in Barcelona.

Thirteen people died and over 100 more were injured when a vehicle ploughed into the street of Las Ramblas in the Spanish city yesterday afternoon.


A husband and wife, originally from the Philippines but now naturalised Irish citizens, and their two children were on holiday in Barcelona when the attack took place, according to RTÉ.

It's believed that some of the family members were hurt but that their injuries are non-life threatening.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it's aware of the situation and is providing consular assistance.

In the early hours of Friday morning, seven people, including a police officer, were injured when an Audi A3 car was driven into a crowd of people in the town of Cambrils, a short distance south of Barcelona.


Police shot five suspected terrorists in this incident, some of whom were reportedly wearing suicide belts.

As of Friday morning, three suspects have been arrested in relation to the attack in Barcelona, although the man believed to have been driving the vehicle, is still at large having fled the scene on foot on Thursday afternoon.