A speeding van killed and injured dozens of pedestrians walking along Las Ramblas, a pedestrian boulevard in Barcelona, Spain today.
Reuters, citing Spanish media and local police, reports that 25 are injured at this time and at least 13 are dead; no official counts are available at this time as the crime scene is still being processed. Catalonian police, Mossos d’Esquadra, confirmed the attack and have classified it as terrorism.
It could be the deadliest terror attack in Spain since 2004, the year that a bombing on a train killed 191, reports The Telegraph. Video of the scene shows numerous pedestrians on the ground.
The State Department called the attack a “serious security incident” as it urged travelers to avoid the area and notify loved ones.
Bloomberg reports that Barcelona police denied that there had been a shootout at a nearby restaurant, despite initial reports. There are reports of a hostage situation at a Turkish restaurant nearby, Luna de Estanbul, though they are unconfirmed.
The vehicle attack mimics similar terror attacks in Nice, Paris, and London.
This is a developing story.