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Terrorist attack in Barcelona: 13 dead, dozens injured

The driver was acting on purpose, witnesses say

At least 13 people have died and 50 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area. The driver was acting deliberately, witnesses said. Reuters reports: “Witnesses said the van zigzagged down one of Barcelona’s busiest tourist avenues, Las Ramblas, mowing down pedestrians and leaving bodies strewn across the ground.” Police say it is a terrorist attack and released a photo of a man named Driss Oubakir, who is alleged to have rented the van used to drive into pedestrians. Local media say he is in his 20s, and was born in Morocco. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was in contact with the local authorities. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said “Terrorists around the world should know the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice.” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The UK stands with Spain against terror.”

Recent deadly vehicle attacks:

Paris, 9 August 2017: Six injured

London, 3 June 2017: Eight killed

London, 22 March 2017: Four killed

Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: four killed

Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2016: 12 killed

Nice, France,


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