In a startling announcement, the terror group ISIS has taken credit for the attacks in Barcelona today where a van drove into a crowd and caused the death of over a dozen and injuring over 80 others.
As reported by RT.com,
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for Thursday’s vehicle attack in central Barcelona through it’s Amaq news agency. At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured after a van rammed into pedestrians at speed.
As is customary for such press releases, it claimed multiple soldiers of Islamic State were involved. It also stated the attack was in response to the international coalition’s operation against the jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.
The police have also released a photo of suspect Driss Oukabir, a 28 year old man of reportedly Moroccan descent. Another man, as of yet, unnamed, has also been arrested.
However, the attack at a roadblock has made clear that there are many involved in this ongoing attack, and many have yet to be captured..
Express.uk.co reports on the incident in which a white Ford Focus ran the roadblock and the occupants jumped from the car and opened fire on the police:
The officers had attempted to stop the vehicle at a roadblock in the Spanish city.
Police sources said the driver of a Ford Focus then fled Avenida Diagonal in the direction of the A-2 motorway.
Officers used their weapons in an attempt to get the driver to stop. One of the injured officers has a broken leg.
This attack is eerily similar to other attacks in Europe, such as the March attack in which a terrorist drove a car into a crowd in London.
Both President Trump and Vice–President Pence have denounced the attack.