Police officers attend to injured people after a van smashed into pedestrians on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain. A van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area. The vehicle sped along the pedestrianized area, sending many fleeing for cover in shops and cafes. (David Armengou/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

Islamic State claims Barcelona attack that killed at least 12, injured 80

BARCELONA — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly van attack in Spain’s Mediterranean city of Barcelona.

At least 12 people have died and about 80 were injured when a van plowed through a crowd of people on one of Barcelona’s busiest thoroughfares, Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont said.

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