Spain Terror Attack: 13 Dead, Gunmen Holed Up in Bar After Truck Ploughs into Crowds
This article comes from Breitbart.com
by Oliver JJ Lane
Spanish police have confirmed a rented truck has struck a crowd on a popular tourist street in central Barcelona in what they are calling a “coordinated terrorist attack”, with local media claiming there are up to 13 dead and many injured.
According to reports, the van involved in the incident left the road and entered the pedestrianized area of the walk and drove through the crowds until it crashed into a kiosk. Spanish police were quick to identify the incident as a “terrorist attack” and said the attackers had fled the scene.
Spanish newspaper El Pais reports two attackers are now “entrenched” in a bar in the nearby Raval de Barcelona district. The men are reported to be armed, and to have taken hostages, but Spanish emergency services denied there has been a gun battle on Twitter.
France24 reports a passport was found in the attack vehicle belonging to a man with an “Arabic surname”, and local broadcaster TeleMadrid reports the name of the man who hired the van involved in the attack as Driss el Ouakbir.
El Mundo quotes “police sources” who told the paper there were “at least” 13 dead after the attack. Footage posted to social media after the attack shows scenes of carnage, with dozens of victims strewn across the street receiving first aid. Police have so far confirmed one fatality.