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President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump said Homeland Security, law enforcement ‘are on alert’



President Trump on Friday tweeted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and law enforcement “are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble.”

Trump said in a second tweet that “Obstructionist Democrats” were making protecting America’s national security “very difficult.”

Trump added in a third tweet that “Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary!”

Trump did not elaborate further, but the president’s tweet follows a pair of terrorist attacks in Spain the day before.

Fox News reported Friday that a woman died in Cambrils after a car plowed into pedestrians there Thursday. The woman’s death raised the overall death toll between the two incidents to 14 following another attack 80 miles away in Barcelona.

A van on late Thursday drove into crowds in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others there. Catalonia’s government on Thursday confirmed that the Cambrils and Barcelona attacks were related.

Fifteen of those injured Thursday are in critical condition, authorities added, and the death toll could rise. Spanish police on Thursday shot and killed five suspects who were equipped with bomb belts in Cambrils. The belts ultimately turned out to be fake, according to Fox News, and it was not immediately clear if the Barcelona van driver was among the arrested or dead suspects.

Police have detained four people in connection with the bloodshed, including a Moroccan man, a man from Spain’s autonomous African city of Melilla and a man of unknown origin.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday called the attack’s perpetrators “soldiers of the Islamic State” via its propaganda outlet.

“The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS’] leader of targeting coalition countries,” the terrorist group added.

Thursday’s bloodshed in Spain marks the deadliest terrorism incident in Spain since the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 192 people.

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