At least 14 people are dead and over 100 injured after a rented van ploughed into crowds on the busy Las Ramblas street in Barcelona. The driver of the van, believed to be the sole terrorist, fled on foot and is still being hunted by police.
Several hours later, six civilians and one police officer were wounded when a second vehicle attack took place in the town of Cambrils in eastern Spain. Police shot dead four of the terrorists and a fifth later died of his injuries.
The attacks have been claimed by Islamic State.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Israel condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona. On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I send condolences to families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured”.
He added: “Tonight we saw, once again, that terrorism can strike anywhere. The civilised world must fight together in order to defeat it”.
Prime Minister Theresa May said: “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona… and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror”.
Tel Aviv’s City Hall was lit up last night in red and yellow to depict the Spanish flag, in solidarity with Spain.