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Friday, 18 August 2017 - 6:37
13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas
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Catalan police and local officials say Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area.

The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.

Police say it was clearly a terrorist attack designed to kill as many people as possible.

Two people have been arrested, but police say neither was the driver.

Spanish media reports said the driver of the white van, which had been rented in the city, fled the scene on foot.

Police have confirmed that a man who drove into police officers at a checkpoint in another part of Barcelona was shot dead by officers, but there is no evidence that he was connected to the attack in Las Ramblas.

They also say one person was killed on Wednesday night in an explosion at a house outside Barcelona. They believe this incident is connected with the attack.

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