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Barcelona terror attack – Latest news
18 August, 2017
At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street in what police confirmed was a terror attack.

The attack, the latest in a wave of vehicle rammings across Europe in recent years, caused panic on the streets of Spain's largest city and drew condemnation from world leaders.

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"It was clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as many people as possible," Josep Lluis Trapero,
senior police official, said.

According to the BBC news, there was another attempt of van attack on Friday morning after Thursday’s tragic accident.

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Here is the latest information from BBC about terror attack:

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the resort town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona.

The attackers were wearing explosive belts and had run over civilians with a car, police said.

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the van fled and is still at large.

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has described it as a "jihadist attack".

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The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead.

A man suspected of hiring a van used in the Barcelona terror attack which left at least 13 people dead has been identified as Driss Oukabir.

Oukabir rented the van in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, according to reports in Spain.

A suspect has been arrested and is being treated 'as a terrorist', police in Barcelona have confirmed. His identity is unknown.

At least 13 people are thought to have died after a van was driven into crowds in the city's busy tourist district.
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