Spain: Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 12
- 17 August 2017
A van mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on August 17, 2017, killing about a dozen people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.The head of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said at least 80 people had been taken to hospital and around 12 had died.He said two people had been arrested. It was still not clear how many attackers had been involved.Witnesses said the white van zigzagged at high speed down Las Ramblas, a busy avenue thronged with tourists, knocking down pedestrians and leaving bodies strewn across the ground.
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