Three German Nationals, One Belgian Among Dead in Barcelona Van Attack

© AP Photo / Oriol DuranInjured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said
Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said - Sputnik International
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Three German nationals and one Belgian citizen are among those killed in the deadly van attack in Spanish resort city of Barcelona, local media reported Friday.

MADRID (Sputnik) The nationality of the victims was confirmed by the police, La Vanguardia newspaper reported.

A van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in the central Ramblas area in Barcelona on Thursday, leaving 13 people dead and over 100 injured, in what police said was an act of terrorism. The Daesh terror group (outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

A policeman asks people to move back near a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Hours after the tragedy in Las Ramblas avenue another vehicle attack took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, with some of them in critical condition.

The Catalan civil protection service said early Friday at least 18 nationalities were among those affected by the lethal attack.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared a three-day period of national mourning from Friday through Sunday.

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