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Why tourist-magnet Catalonia is Spain's fertile ground for terrorists

Muslim residents of Barcelona at the Las Ramblas boulevard on Saturday as they protest against terrorism and pay tribute to the victims of the Aug 17 attack in which a van was driven into a crowd, killing 13 people and injuring over 100 others.


DESPITE its long experience in fighting terrorism, Spain failed this past week to prevent two deadly attacks in Catalonia - a key tourist magnet but also the Spanish region most vulnerable to such assaults, analysts say.

In attacks claimed by...