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.
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.