“I was having dinner with some friends when we felt a massive boom – the lights went out and the windows shattered,” Elliane Fernandez, a woman who lived close to the house, told The Telegraph. “I called out for my husband, who was injured in the head and taken to hospital, and a cousin was also injured. The rest had cuts, light injuries.”
The explosion could have stressed the terrorists to move up plans for the van attack without using gas canisters. Investigators believe a cell of between eight and 12 people may have been involved in the attacks. Three suspects have been arrested and several have been shot dead by police but the van driver remains at large as of Friday morning.
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