Spanish law enforcement are conducting a manhunt for those responsible for a series of terror attacks which have killed at least 14 people and injured around 130 others.
Authorities are still searching for the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas, a busy boulevard in Barcelona popular with tourists. The suspect was seen escaping on foot after the ramming, which happened around 5:30 p.m. local time.
Local law enforcement say that they believe that the van attack was one in a series of planned attacks. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack though the claim has not been verified.
Four men have been arrested so far, as country-wide anti-terror operations continue.
Early Friday, five other suspects were shot dead by police in the nearby town of Cambrils after carrying out a similar attack. The men were intercepted after driving a car into a crowd of bystanders, injuring seven people including one police officer. One of the victims died hours later in hospital.
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Catalan officials confirmed that the attackers were wearing fake explosive belts.
On Wednesday night, a person was killed in an explosion that police believe to be connected to both vehicle attacks. That incident happened in a property in a separate town 100 miles southwest of Barcelona. Police sources say the residence was being used for preparing explosive devices.