Barcelona: 13 dead, 50 Injured in Terror Attack


A van crashed into a packed crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas on Thursday, resulting in 13 dead and dozens injured.

According to reports, the white vehicle deliberately sped through the popular pedestrian area, ramming into the crowd and causing panic among others. Police are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.

Interior Minister Joaquim Forn took to Twitter to condemn the attack and confirmed that 13 people were killed and at least 50 other were injured. The death toll might continue to climb, officials have cautioned.

Spanish authorities and the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are urging everyone to avoid the area. 

President Donald Trump also addressed the horrific attack on Twitter, writing, "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help."

Spanish police released a photo of a man named as Driss Oubakir, a Morrocan man who allegedly rented out the van used in the Barcelona attack.

Of course, this is not the first time vehicles have been used to drive into pedestrians. Terrorists have used this tactic in similar attacks that occurred in Nice, London, and Stockholm. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.