A van rammed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a tourist hotspot in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring scores of others on Thursday evening.
The attack, which was claimed by terror group ISIS, underscores a growing technique of deadly assault — namely vehicles striking crowds of people. Police say they foiled a second attack hours later in the town of Cambrils, also on the country’s eastern coast, fatally shooting five people. The driver in the Barcelona attack is still at large.
Front pages of newspapers around the world carried stories of the attack. "Terrorists in the heart of Barcelona," declared Italian paper La Repubblica. German publication Göttinger Tageblatt took the pulse of the city: "Barcelona in shock" read its headline, while Spain's La Razon offered a resonant message with a stark cover: "United against terrorism".
"Terror in Barcelona" — La Vanguardia
"United against terrorism" — La Razon
"Jihadism strikes Spain in Barcelona" — ABC
"Terror on Las Ramblas" — Libération
"Tourists once again targeted by terrorism" — Le Parisien
"Barcelona in shock" — Göttinger Tageblatt
"Terrorists in the heart of Barcelona" — La Repubblica
"Panic on Las Ramblas" — Jornal de Noticias
"Terror in Catalonia" — El Comercio
"Terror tinges the ramparts ('ramblas') of the world with blood" — Correio Braziliense
"ISIS attacks the heart of Catalonia" — Vanguardia Mx
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