Police confirm 13 dead and 80 injured in Barcelona terror attack 4 years ago

Police confirm 13 dead and 80 injured in Barcelona terror attack

Catalan police have confirmed that at least 13 people have died as a result of a van crashing into crowds of people in the city's Las Ramblas district this evening.

Authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

Catalonian interior minister Joaquim Forn confirmed the number of dead on Twitter.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police described the attack as a "massive crash" and urged people to stay away from the area.

Sky News has reported that two people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

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Catalan police also released a photo of one suspect who is now in police custody.

Previous widespread reports suggesting that multiple people were "holed up" in a Barcelona bar have proved to be false.

The Las Ramblas district is a popular tourist area and is mainly pedestrianised.