A lone female police officer is credited with taking out four armed terrorists during an attack in the Spanish town of Cambrils.
At about 1:30 a.m.—just hours after terrorists killed 14 and injured 100 in Barcelona—five men in explosive suicide vests used a van to drive into one of the coastal town’s pedestrian areas. The terrorists emerged from the car armed with axes, knives and machetes. As pedestrians took cover behind a concrete wall, the officer raised her rifle and shot four of them dead. A fifth suspect escaped on foot and was taken out a short time later by another officer.
Unfortunately, seven people were injured in the terror attack, one of whom later died. But if it weren’t for the actions of the brave policewoman, the carnage would surely have been much worse. Hopefully these attacks—along with the 10,000 illegal firearms bound for terrorist cells that were seized in March—will spur Spanish lawmakers to someday allow citizens the right of armed self-defense.