Spain: Massive machete brawl between rival Pakistani gangs

A massive machete brawl that broke out between rival Pakistani gangs on Tuesday night in Barcelona has left one man dead and two others badly injured.

Local reports say that up to 30 men from two groups of rival Pakistani gangs were involved in the street fight where weapons like machetes, knives, and baseball bats were used, The Daily Mail reports.

The fight is said to have erupted close to 10 pm last night in Badalona, a city which constitutes part of the Barcelona metropolitan area. 

Graphic pictures of the aftermath of the brawl have surfaced which show two men lying semi-conscious in pools of blood at the Barcelona metro station.

Following the brutal attacks, officers from Badalona’s local police force, the Guardia Urbana, were able to arrest nine men. All were Pakistani nationals. 

On Wednesday morning police confirmed that one man had died during the violent brawl. 

“We are investigating the death of a Pakistani national last night,” a spokesman for the regional police force said.

“One of the participants in the fight died as a result of the injuries he suffered. Two other men were seriously injured,” he added.

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Police also said that they’re looking into whether the two rival groups had set up the brawl to settle scores that are a part of a drug-related turf war.

The mayor of Badalona, Alex Pastor, said that the violence was indicative that additional police officers were needed in the city.

“I’m shocked at the images from the terrible fight yesterday which has left one man dead and three people seriously injured,” Pastor said.

“Local police and Mossos [Catalan police] have acted very quickly. Thanks for your hard work.”

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