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Picture An ambulance at the website in Barcelona where a van raked into a crowd on Thursday, injuring numerous people.Credit Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse– Getty Images Several people were injured on Thursday when a van

crashed into a crowd near Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, the police said.It was not right away clear whether the episode was connected to terrorism– or if the crash was even deliberate– but Islamist militants have actually staged several attacks just recently where they used automobiles to plow into crowds.

— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) In the French resort city of Nice, a male drove a rental truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the seaside Promenade des Anglais last year, killing 86 people.– José Luis(@joseluis_md) Aug. 17, 2017 A couple of days prior to Christmas last year, a chauffeur in a stolen van trimmed down unsuspecting shoppers at a vacation market in Berlin, killing 12 people and wounding dozens.At least 7 civilians were killed and lots injured in June when knife-wielding assaulters sped across London Bridge in a white van, ramming numerous pedestrians before emerging with big searching knives to

attack the capital’s District Market, a crowded nightspot. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, stating the attack had actually been carried out by”a detachment of Islamic State fighters.” Continue reading the main story