Police have confirmed that 13 people have died after incident in Spanish city that is being treated as terror attack.
Senior police official Josep Lluis Trapero said the attack van drove on to the pavement, swerving among pedestrians in a crowded area, and was “clearly a terror attack intended to kill as many people as possible”.
He said the van driver made off on foot and is not believed to be armed.
Local media said police were hunting a suspect named Driss Oukabir, after the passport of a Spanish citizen, of Moroccan origin, was found at the scene.
Later it was reported that Oukabir has denied being involved in the attack and told police his documents had been stolen.
Two suspects are in custody but neither are the van driver, Catalan authorities said.