18 Aug 2017

LIVE: Four killed in Spain counter-terrorism operation

2:14 pm on 18 August 2017

Police in Spain say they have killed five people to stop what they say was a second attempted attack after a van was used to mow down people in Barcelona.

  • A van ploughed into crowds in Las Ramblas, central Barcelona, on Thursday afternoon local time, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others
  • A manhunt is under way for the driver of the vehicle, who fled on foot.
  • Two people have been arrested but neither was the driver, police say
  • Authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack and the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility
  • Five people are dead and another seriously injured after a counter-terrorism operation in Cambrils
  • One person is dead and another injured after a house explosion in Alcanar before the van attack

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