Terror has again struck Europe, this time in Spain. This is a breaking news story we will continue to update as we learn more. The Times of Israel reports that at least 13 are dead and many more are injured after a van drove into a crowded pedestrian area in Barcelona:
A white van jumped the sidewalk in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens, in what police confirmed was a terror attack.
Police said the driver fled on foot after the van came to a standstill after crashing into a kiosk. Spain’s El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, said he and a second perpetrator of the attack were holed up in a bar, and other reports said they may be holding hostages.
Local news station El Pais reported that a Spanish passport was found inside the van used in the attack. The Civil Guard said the van was rented by a man named as Driss Oukabir in the municipality of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, near Barcelona, El Pais reported.
In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the historic Las Ramblas district and were apparently being helped by police and others...