Thursday, August 24, 2017

European cities add barriers to thwart vehicle attacks...

Even before the attacks last week in Spain, European cities were installing barriers to protect pedestrians after a series of attacks using cars, vans and trucks.

A key inspiration for the current wave of attacks is the Islamic State propagandist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who is believed to have been killed last year in Syria. “Smash his head with a rock,” he urged the group’s adherents in a 2014 speech, “or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.”

Several terrorists have done just that. Here’s how countries across Europe are taking steps to increase safety. More + photos...

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