Taipei--President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Friday offered condolences to the families of those killed in a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday, and said she hopes those injured in the atrocity recover as soon as possible, Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (???) said.
According to Lin, Tsai was saddened by the terror attack and said that "Taiwan stands with Spain."
Presidential Office Secretary General Joseph Wu (???) earlier called Jose Luis Echaniz Cobas, the Spanish representative to Taiwan, to express Tsai's condolences and concern to Spain in the face of such a tragedy, Lin said.
Taiwan's representative office in Spain said a mother and her daughter with a tour group from Taiwan were injured in the attack. The mother suffered a fracture and the daughter slight abrasions, but both have been treated and released from hospital.
During the attack the suspects drove a white van at high speed into pedestrians at the famous Las Ramblas tourist area on Thursday. According to foreign wire service, the attack resulted in 13 fatalities and more than 100 people injured, and five of the suspects were killed by police.
Spanish police have arrested two suspects, one of them Moroccan and another from Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco. The van driver currently remains at large.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel