Bomb disposal experts investigate suspicious van in Barcelona

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BARCELONA: The Sagrada Família

POLICE in Barcelona have sealed off the area around Gaudi’s iconic, unfinished Roman Cathlotic church, the Sagrada Família, due to an ‘anti-terrorist operation’.

There is a cordon around the zone as experts from the TEDAX (bomb disposal unit) investigate a suspicious van parked in the area.

The Provença, Roselló and Sarden streets are closed and the public  have been advised to follow police instructions and avoid the area

UPDATE: At 9.33pm the emergency services declared that the incident was a false alarm.

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