Van Plows Through Crowd In Barcelona Tourist Area, Killing and Wounding Dozens; Police Call Crash a Terrorist Attack

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A van reportedly plowed through a crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas tourist area, leaving many casualties in its wake. Local newspaper El Pais reported at least a dozen fatalities and 20+ wounded; and claimed that the driver fled on foot following the incident. Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they are treating the attack as terrorism and that a Spanish passport was found inside the van.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast