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Barcelona Terror Attack: At least a dozen dead

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Barcelona: Spain was not at ease in what authorities termed as terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Las Ramblas district, killing more than 12 people and injuring scores of others.

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Earlier, an attempted attack came into the foray in a town down the coast. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Authorities have announced in media that 5 people had suffered serious injuries and that the death toll can go up. Over 100 people were hurt.

Point to be noted here is that Spain had been spared a large-scale terrorist attack since the 2004 bombing of the Madrid rail system that killed 192 people and injured about 2,000.

“Terrorists will never defeat a united people who love freedom in the face of barbarism,” pointed out Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

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According to the sources, the attackers were attempting to use gas canisters in Las Ramblas to cause even more casualties.

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