At least 13 people have died and 100 have been injured after a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, in an attack that mirrors the spate of recent atrocities by terrorists who used vehicles to ram down civilians across Europe.
Catalan authorities confirmed that 13 people have been killed and 15 people are seriously injured following the attack in the area popular with tourists.
A Belgian national is among the dead, said Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders.
Catalonia’s Regional President Carles Puigdemont told a news conference two suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Another man has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city but it is unconfirmed whether he is one of the suspects.
It remains unclear how many attackers were involved in the terror attack.