13 dead, 120 injured in Barcelona terror attack

Logos Post News Desk - A terror attack in Barcelona, Spain today killed 13 people and injured an additional 120 more, in the deadliest terror attack in the city since 2004 when a coordinated al-Qaida attack killed over 190 people. 

Additionally there was another fatality and five more wounded in a separate attack in Cambrils. Those injured by the van attack in Barcelona, a number over 60, remained in the hospital, undergoing treatment, while 17 are considered in critical condition.

According to reports, a terrorist in a white van began driving up onto a busy pedestrian area of the city, swerving from side to side, and running people over, in yet another attack where a vehicle is used as a weapon. The Associate Press reports, "Police immediately cordoned off the city’s broad avenue and ordered stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene."

Law enforcement updated followers on Twitter, tweeting, "“We have arrested one man and we are treating him as a terrorist.”

U.S. President Donald Trump updated his Twitter account with, “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!”

“Terrorists around the world should know that the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a released statement. 

The AP reports British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. “stands with Spain against terror” while France’s president and the mayors of Paris and Nice are among the French dignitaries offering support for Barcelona after a deadly van attack.

Another report has just come in that says another 2 police were hit by a driver in Barcelona, police have located him and at this time we are not sure if the attacks are related. 

The Islamic State is taking credit for the attack via Islamic its own Aamaq news agency. 

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