BARCELONA, SPAIN (ALBOENEWS) — A terrorist attack in the heart of Barcelona has claimed multiple lives and injured many more.
According to Reuters, a van plowed through a crowd in a popular tourist area, zig-zagging through the pedestrians. The driver then eventually fled on foot, and has not been located at this time.
Reports indicate that there are at least 12 dead, with at least another 50 injured.
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AP reports that police have one suspect arrested and he is being treated as a terrorist. They are still evacuating stores and restaraunts in the Las Ramblas district.
Local media have reported that one of the suspects died in a shootout with police.
Sky News reports that the Catalan Regional Head says two people have been arrested in connection to the attack. They also have raised the total injured to at least 80. They have amended the death count to at least 12.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack through their affiliated Amaq news agency.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry has claimed three of the victims as Dutch citizens.
AP reports that police located a man who hit two police officers. It is unclear whether or not this was connected to the main van attack in Las Ramblas.
Police confirm that the van driver is still on the run at this time. They also have stated that an explosion in Alcanar on Wednesday was connected to the van attack today. One person was killed and seven were injured in that explosion.
The total killed is at least 13, re-upped to previous reports, with another 80 injured. 15 of the injured are in serious condition.
BNO NEWS is reporting that a police operation is occurring in Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona. Residents being told to stay inside. Witnesses are reporting gunfire.
Los Mossos, the Catalan police, are saying that they are dealing with a possible terrorist attack in Cambrils.
Police confirm that five suspects were killed in attempted second terrorist attack in Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona.
Police say that the suspects had ran over people with a van, injuring 6 people. They also had bomb belts attached to them (10:59 p.m. ET)
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