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13 People Killed in Barcelona as Van Ploughs Into Crowd. Terrorism Suspected.

13 People Killed in Barcelona as Van Ploughs Into Crowd. Terrorism Suspected.

Police are searching for this man.

Thirteen people have been killed in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area. Fifty others are said to be nursing injuries sustained after a van sloughed into a crowd in the streets.

BBC reports that the vehicle had sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.

Police are treating the incident as terrorism.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

  • The vehicle used was a white Fiat which had been rented in the city 
  • Witnesses said the van had deliberately targeted people before stopping.
  • A photo of a man believed to be in his 20’s, who allegedly rented the vehicle, has been released by police.
  • The suspect is a national of Morocco

 

 

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