At least 13 people have been killed and 100 injured in the incident. Visuals of bodies lying on the floor and people attending to the injured also emerged as Catalan police soon cordoned off the street and shut down the stores. Six bystanders and one police officer were injured - two seriously - when they were reportedly deliberately hit by a auto, the Guardian reports. Joaquim Forn, the interior minister of the Catalan regional government revealed the updates calling the incident unfortunate.
Police have not identified the men, only saying that one of them was a Spanish national from Melilla, a Spanish-run Mediterranean seafront enclave in North Africa, who was arrested in Alcanar, and the other was Moroccan.
The five men attempted to drive into tourists on the Cambrils seafront, police said. In using a van instead of explosives, It made the Barcelona attack "more rudimentary than they originally planned", he said. He claimed that his identity documents, discovered in the van used for the attack, had been stolen and that his brother was responsible, according to local news reports.
Spanish media have reported that the 28-year-old's younger brother, Moussa Oukabir, is now being sought by police.
Injured are helped after a white van jumped the sidewalk in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
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The injured and dead came from 34 countries, ranging from France and Germany to Pakistan and the Philippines, Catalan emergency services said.
Gunfire ensued during which police killed the five attackers.
A Belgian was among the dead in Las Ramblas, Belgium's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said last night.
Over 15 suffered serious injuries informed the cops and hundreds have been injured. A Turkish citizen was also among those heavily wounded in the attack.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy described the attack as "jihadi terrorism" during a news conference late Thursday.
The alleged warning from the American intelligence agency followed repeated vehicle and truck attacks in Europe - including in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm. "All of Spain is Barcelona". The department said Friday that diplomats from the USA consulate in Barcelona are continuing to work with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to Americans.