Gruntworks Media Bunker:
Police in Barcelona have said there has been a major incident in the key tourist spot and have confirmed it is being treated as a “terrorist attack”, as a white van plowed into pedestrians killing 18 and injuring at least 100 people.
Witnesses described seeing people lying on the ground after the crash. The driver made multiple hits. Steve Turner, a civilian who works in the area stated “People in my office saw a van ramming into people on La Ramblas. I saw about three or four people laying on the ground. There are lots of ambulances and armed police with assault rifles around now. About five minutes later I heard lots of screams from the crowd and then they dispersed.”
A confidential source in Spain reached out to Gruntworks staff writer Jeremy Scott and informed him of an explosion yesterday linked to the attack today where terrorists blew up a building and one of their own moving gas of some sort. The source also stated that while 18 are confirmed dead from the terrorist attack, 15 more victims may soon succumb to their injuries.
In Cambrils, 4 suspects related to the attacks are dead after a raid by Spanish forces. 1 person linked to the van attack has been arrested. 5 people are believed to be injured or dead related to the terrorists (unconfirmed)
Catalan police and the region’s interior minister, Joaquim Forn, have confirmed that investigators are working on the presumption that the attack on Las Ramblas, the thwarted attack in Cambrils, and the earlier house explosion in Alcanar are all connected.