Dramatic scenes after dual attacks in Spain

A driver slammed a van into a large crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13. Hours later, police killed 5 people who they said were carrying out a second attack.

Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils were connected, police said

A woman gestures as she is escorted out by Spanish police officers outside a cordoned-off area in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday. A white van was driven up onto a sidewalk and down a pedestrian zone, plowing into tourists and residents.

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Forensic investigation

A damaged van, believed to be the one used in the attack, is surrounded by forensic officers. Police said they are treating the attack as terror-related and that two suspects were in custody.

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Identity check

With perpetrators still at large, police checked the identity of people standing with their hands up after the van plowed into the crowd.

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Under lockdown

Police cordoned off the city's broad avenue and ordered stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close.

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Escorted to safety

People flee the scene after the attack. Police asked people to stay away from the area to keep out of the way of emergency services.

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Tourist destination

Las Ramblas, a street of stalls and shops that cuts through the centre of Barcelona, is one of the city's top tourist destinations. People walk down a wide, pedestrian path in the centre of the street, but cars can travel on either side.

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Quick response

The area quickly filled with ambulances and police after the attack, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. 

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Sidewalk carnage

Late Thursday afternoon, Catalonia police updated the casualty figures, confirming at least 13 dead and more than 100 injured.

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On the scene

An injured man is removed from the scene of the attack.

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Grief overwhelms people on the streets of Barcelona after the attack. In recent weeks, threatening graffiti against tourists has appeared in Barcelona, which draws at least 11 million visitors a year.

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Attack in Cambrils

​Hours after the violence in Barcelona, police killed 5 people in the nearby resort town of Cambrils. Spanish media reported they used a vehicle to injure six people and ram a police car. Police later said the attackers were wearing improvised explosive belts that were later detonated in controlled explosions. Both attacks are connected, police said.

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