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ISIS claims responsibility for Barcelona van attack

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the van attack in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district this afternoon that killed 14 people and injured more than 100, per the AP.

What we know:

  • Catalonia's president also confirmed that two men had been arrested in connection with the attack.
  • Also from the AP: A car ran through a police blockade in Barcelona later in the day, hitting two officers. The driver was shot and killed, but it's unknown if the two incidents are linked.
  • It continues a trend of using vehicles in extremist terrorist attacks across the West with notable recent instances in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm.

President Trump tweeted: "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"