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Horrific aftermath: Islamic State claims responsibility for Barcelona attack that killed 13 and injured 100

Horrific aftermath: Islamic State claims responsibility for Barcelona attack that killed 13 and injured 100

A van has crashed into a crowd in Barcelona killing 13 people and injuring 100 others, according to Catalonia authorities. Police say they are treating the incident as a “terrorist attack.”

Catalan interior ministry official, Joaquim Forn, confirmed the death toll at 13.

A white van smashed into a crowd on the famous La Rambla, a street popular with tourists visiting the city.

The crash occurred after the van jumped the sidewalk.

Catalan Police called the incident a terrorist attack.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack in Barcelona, Catalan’s regional head Carles Puigdemont has said.

The Spanish prime minister said he was on his way to Barcelona to reinforce security in the city.

“Maximum coordination to arrest the attackers, reinforce security and attend to all those affected,” Mariano Rajoy wrote on Twitter.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack through it’s Amaq news agency.

The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was left at the scene of the attack, Barcelona’s TV3 reported.

Media reports say the suspect behind the attack is a man by the name of Driss Oukabir.

The vehicle used in the attack was a rented Fiat van. The perpetrators had also rented a second car with which they had planned to flee, according to La Vanguardia.

Police located the second van connected to the attack in the Catalan town of Vic, according to local authorities.

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