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Government offers meeting with consuls over latest reports on 2017 attacks

Alfred Bosch wants to exchange views on alleged links between Spain's secret services and the incidents' mastermind

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20 July 2019 11:55 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Catalan foreign minister, Alfred Bosch, has offered a meeting with the consuls in Catalonia of countries with fatalities during the 2017 Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks.

The proposal comes after 'Público' Spanish daily broke a story on Tuesday on the links between Spanish intelligence (CNI) and the terrorist believed to have orchestrated the incidents.

The newspaper has added instalments every day this week, stating that the mastermind of the attacks was an informant of the secret services up until the day of the events.

The reports say that CNI helped him to be the imam of Ripoll, where he afterwards created the deadly terror cell.

According to ‘Público’, a paper written by the secret services shows that some cell members were tracked and their conversations tapped until five days before the deadly incidents, although they were unable to prevent the 16 fatalities caused by the events on August 17, 2017.

"Working together" with consuls

In his letter, Bosch reminds consuls like that of Italy that next month will mark the second anniversary of the events, and also mentions the "work together" between both sides that day.

“With this spirit and after the latest reports about that terrorist attack, I propose you to meet and exchange views on this issue,” he says.

 

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  • Foreign minister Alfred Bosch during his interview with the Catalan News Agency. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

  • Foreign minister Alfred Bosch during his interview with the Catalan News Agency. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

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