A terrorist-driven rental van plowed through a crowded pedestrian plaza in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100, the latest in a series of low-tech attacks in European cities.

Officials in the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, which includes Barcelona, said they had arrested two people for the attack in the city’s Las Ramblas district, but not the driver.

The attack appeared related to an explosion the night before in a province about 125 miles south of Barcelona. It wasn’t clear whether authorities had identified any others still at large.

Here’s what we know so far:

Thirteen people are confirmed dead, and more than 100 injured
The van’s driver is not in custody
ISIS has claimed responsibility, but offered no proof
Police say they have killed people in Cambrils, a coastal town south of Barcelona, in response to an attack
The attack is connected to a Wednesday night explosion outside Barcelona
The United States has urged Americans in Barcelona to avoid Las Ramblas.

Source: NBC

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