Following reports of a suspected terrorist attack in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain, Islamic State terrorist channels have begun to celebrate the news.
According to the AP, the van “jumped” the sidewalk and hit people. 13 people are confirmed dead with at least 80 injured.
A photo has emerged appearing to show the capture of a Detenido “Driss” Oukabir, believed to be behind the van ramming today in the Las Ramblas neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain. The van used in the attack was rented by Oukabir in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, according to Civil Guard sources. Oukabir is originally from the town of Agbala, Morocco.
However, some investigators believe that it really Driss’ brother is behind the attack. According to El Pais, Driss’ brother, Moussa Oukabir, 18, stole the documentation of his brother. Moussa lives in Barcelona, while Driss is a French national. La Vanguardia reports that Driss went the police to state that his ID had been stolen after today’s events.
The van drove over a crowd of people crossing a busy intersection in the tourist area of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. 12 people are confirmed dead with at least 80 injured.
The Spanish language El Pais newspaper named the suspect, who was identified by the Civil Guard in that country. They write, “The van used in the attack was rented by Driss Oukabir, in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, according to the identification made by the Civil Guard.”
ISIS has claimed the attack.
La Rambla, sometimes pluralized as “Las Ramblas,” is a a street in central Barcelona, popular with both tourists and locals.