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Tillerson Confirms Death of US Citizen in Barcelona Terror Attack

© REUTERS / Jonathan ErnstU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with his Japanese counterparts, addresses a news conference after their U.S.-Japan Security talks at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 17, 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with his Japanese counterparts, addresses a news conference after their U.S.-Japan Security talks at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 17, 2017 - Sputnik International
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that one American citizen was killed in the terrorist attacks in Barcelona.

WASHINGTON8 (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech in Washington, DC on Friday that one US citizen has been killed in a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain.

"We have now received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attacks in Spain among those who have been killed," Tillerson stated.

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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Tillerson said the State Department is still examining the injuries and deaths of others persons.

Moreover, Tillerson expressed condolences to the families of persons affected by the tragedy.

On Thursday, a van plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Ramblas street in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others, in what police said was an act of terrorism.

Hours after the incident, another vehicle attack took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, killing one and injuring five civilians and a police officer.

The Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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