Islamic State orders jihadists to attack in Spain, targeting churches and police
Confirmed by counterterrorism sources
January 17, 2021
The Islamic State has ordered jihadists to attack in Spain, targeting churches and Spanish police officers. According to information this Sunday from La Razon, counterterrorism sources confirm that the risk of a jihadist attack in the West is high despite the pandemic, and Spain is one of the principal targets of the Islamic State.
Daesh (ISIS) continues to claim Andalusia, and for that they want lone wolves to attack in Spain, above all against the churches of our country and members of the forces and security agencies of the State.
Recently three jihadists were arrested in Barcelona as they were preparing an attack in our country. Those jihadists had arrived in Spain onboard a boat that arrived at Almeria last summer. They are not the only jihadists who have arrived in Spain illegally. Months earlier, Abdel Bary, a dangerous jihadist, was arrested after arriving from Algeria on a boat.
Counterterrorism units know that Spain is threatened by jihadism, and know that many of the jihadists who want to get to Spain intend to do so as illegal immigrants onboard [migrant] boats, where the lack of control that exists permits them access to our territory without being identified.