Eiffel Tower may have been target of Spain’s IS cell: Report
PARIS: Eiffel Tower may have been target of Spain’s IS cell: A new report suggests that the Eiffel Tower may have been among the targets of the Islamic State cell that attacked Barcelona.
The protective wall that surrounds the Eiffel Tower was installed after video of a trip to Paris was found in a destroyed hideout, according to the report by researchers Fernando Reinares and Carola Garcia-Calvo in January’s CTC Sentinel, a research publication into terrorism. The cell attacked Barcelona’s La Rambla and a beachside town, killing 16 people in August
Just defective bomb development kept a deadlier assault. Their alcove exploded as they were amassing explosives.
As per the report, in light of meetings with agents and court archives, individuals from the cell flew out to Paris before the assault, for reasons specialists still can’t seem to decide. There, they purchased a camera and taped the Eiffel Tower.