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Iranian drone that bugged US F/A-18 Super Hornet was unarmed (VIDEO)

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Video believed to show the Iranian QOM-1 drone that harassed a US F/A-18 Super Hornet on Tuesday has been released, and it turns out that despite the drone’s missile capacity, it was unarmed. On Wednesday a US spokesman confirmed suspicions that the QOM-1 hadn’t been carrying a lethal payload.

On Tuesday, the UAV came within 100 feet of a Super Hornet as it attempted to land on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf. The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said the drone made “unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes in the close vicinity” of the Boeing aircraft.

“Despite repeated calls to stay clear of active fixed-wing flight operations in the vicinity of USS Nimitz, the QOM-1” persisted and forced the Super Hornet to take evasive action.

Iran’s state-run Tasnim News Agency has said the drone can carry up to four smart bombs and strike with “pinpoint accuracy.” While the US designated the drone as a QOM-1, the Iranian-made drone is also referred to as “Saeqeh,” or Thunderbolt, the Kurdish Rudaw News Agency reports. Iranian officials have yet to make a statement about the encounter.

It wasn’t the first time US and Iranian forces have confronted one another in the Persian Gulf. The USS Thunderbolt fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol ship in July. In April, A US Navy destroyer was compelled to change course following the approach of an Iranian military vessel.

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Barcelona attacker shot by Spanish police in video

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This is the extraordinary moment a ‘drugged-up’ terrorist in a fake suicide vest was gunned down – and then got up again – during the second terror attack on a Spanish beach resort 70 miles from Barcelona overnight.

The jihadi was hit with several bullets but clambered to his feet shouting taunts, climbed some crash barriers and then walked towards armed officers who had to shoot him again.

He was part of a group of five terrorist who giggled and grinned at police after their Audi A3 car overturned having ploughed through crowds on the seafront in Cambrils on the Costa Dorada at 1am today, killing one woman and injuring six more including a policeman.

Eight hours earlier a ‘linked’ ISIS van assault on the packed Los Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona killed 13 including a three-year-old girl and injured at least 100 victims from 34 different countries.

The Cambrils terrorists bailed out of their crashed Audi clutching knives used to stab a woman in the face and were seen smiling at police who shot them dead in the street at around 1am.

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Police shoot five terrorists attempting second deadly attack in Catalonia, Spain

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Catalan police conducted a raid early on Friday, linked to an attempted van ramming attack in the coastal town of Cambrils, about 60 miles from Barcelona. Four suspects were killed during the raid, while the fifth, who was injured and arrested, died in custody.

Catalan police say that one terrorist may still be at large, and that the attackers may have been wearing suicide belts. Catalan civil protection authorities have said that six civilians and one police officer were wounded during the operation.

Catalan police have tweeted that they believe the Cambrils attack was a terrorist incident, and that the perpetrators have been killed.

Spanish outlet Cadena Ser has reported that the Cambrils attackers also attempted a van ramming attack in the town square, but the van overturned and the occupants were shot by police.

The incident comes just hours after Thursday’s van ramming attack in Barcelona’s city square that left 13 dead.

Police are examining possible links of terror suspects killed in Cambrils to Barcelona van attack, which Daesh has claimed responsibility for. The similar modus operandi of the attacks would suggest that there is some connection.

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