Terrorist attack Las Ramblas in Barcelona

18 Aug 2017

A van has run into pedestrians in the busy tourist street of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. This occurred on Thursday afternoon (local time) and has resulted in 16 deaths and around 80 injuries.  Police state that is was an intentional act of terror.

Police have arrested two people but believe there may be more suspects at large. There have been unconfirmed reports that another attacker was shot dead by police on the outskirts of the city. Catalan police also advise that some time later two police officers were run down at a checkpoint west of the city. They have minor injuries and it is not known if this is related to the incident in Las Ramblas. 

Metro stations in the area are closed and people in Barcelona are advised to stay well away from the area.  Barcelona's El-Prat airport remains open.

More information will follow when details are available.

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