A CHILLING video showing footage of a town frequently visited by day-tripping Brits has been released ahead of Semana Santa in Spain when thousands of people crush into the streets for the huge religious Easter processions.
In the shocking video footage of crowded streets and Semana Santa processions, an individual holding a knife is included along with shots of the deadly Barcelona terror attack in 2017.
In the short one-minute video followers of DAESH are urged to act in the name of the Islamic holy war.
Security experts are examining the footage which shows Malaga and the historic mountain town of Ronda with its iconic bridge – which is visited by thousands of tourists from the Costa del Sol daily.
The video, shared on a propaganda group, was accompanied by a message in Spanish saying: “Where are you now, mujahideen of Allah, when you are needed?”
The voiceover is understood to be that of fighter El Cordobés, who is believed to be dead, and taken from a previous video threatening Spain. Muhammad Yassin Ahram Pérez was the son of a woman from Malaga and travelled to Syria to join the jihad in December 2014.
The UK’s Foreign Office travel advice for Spain says: “Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Spain. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. The Spanish authorities take measures to protect visitors, but you should be vigilant and follow the instructions of the local authorities.
“Spanish police have disrupted a number of groups suspected of recruiting individuals to travel to Syria and Iraq from 2015 to the present date. Some of them expressed an intention to carry out attacks in Europe.
“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.
The national terror threat level in Spain is on level 4 – the same as the UK’s.