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At least 12 dead after a van hits pedestrians in a suspected terror attack in Barcelona

World leaders have offered solidarity following the brutal attack on La Rambla, the city's main strip

By Stephanie Boland  

The attack on Barcelona's La Rambla has been claimed by Islamic State. Photo: PA

At least 12 people have died with over 50 injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Barcelona.

Police were called to La Rambla, the city’s main tourist strip, after a van was driven into crowds of people.

According to Reuters, the van zigzagged down the street with witnesses saying it drove “full pelt” into pedestrians on the busy strip.

Local police said on Twitter that they had arrested one man in…

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