Barcelona attack: First victims named as death toll rises

University rector describes 'total panic' in Barcelona

A terrorist killed 84 people when he smashed his truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, France's revolutionary anniversary. However, within hours of Thursday's attack, Madrid and Bilbao began setting up barriers around some of their famous landmarks and there have been calls for Barcelona to do the same.

13 dead and more than 100 injured. The driver fled on foot after the horrific attack that left bloodied streets and fatally wounded victims from multiple countries.

- Police now believe the cause of the blast came from the premature detonation of explosive devices, which the suspects had intended to use in an attacks.

"No matter how many physical barriers, odds are in favor of the terrorists, unless we have inside information and surveillance and monitoring the community and find out in advance about the attack and stop them", said King.

Cohn is "seen as the glue holding Trump's pro-business agenda together", Deutsche Bank's strategists said. The Belgian was described as a devoted mother who accompanied her 10- and 14-year-olds to soccer practice nearly every day.

Gulotta and his family spent the past week posting excitedly about their European vacation on social media: first Cannes, then Barcelona. "Be tough & strong, we love you!" It was followed by the crowd applauding and shouting "not afraid".

A policeman stands by a car involved in a terrorist attack in Cambrils, a city 120 kilometres south of Barcelona, yesterday.

People from nearly three dozen countries were killed or injured when a driver sped into the busy pedestrian mall, swerving into grandfathers, families and children. He was in Barcelona on holiday with his girlfriend, who was injured in the attack, ANSA news agency reported.

The five men were wearing fake suicide belts.

On Friday, thousands gathered in Barcelona for a minute of silence to remember to the victims. Temporary barriers have also been erected during several events this summer including during the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms music concerts. They have now become the all-too familiar face of terrorism.

Since 2014 there have been 14 vehicle ramming attacks in the West, according to a count by New America, a nonpartisan think tank.

The driver of the van, identified as Moussa Oukabir, turned that idyllic urban scene into a nightmare. That attack left one woman dead and five others injured, according to the LA Times.

"I express my solidarity, sadness and encourage all those that want to live in peace".

There have been multiple attacks this year in London, where a man in a rented SUV plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people before he ran onto the grounds of Parliament and stabbed an unarmed police officer to death in March.

Markel Artabe, a 20-year-old restaurant worker, said he was on the seaside promenade when he heard what he initially thought were fireworks, but soon realised were gunshots.

"We were downstairs when it happened and everyone was screaming and running". They say it is jihadi terrorism. One of the civilians later died.

Falls among large consumer staples firms such as British American Tobacco (BATS.L) and Diageo (DGE.L) were the biggest weights on the FTSE 100, while financials also added pressure with HSBC (HSBA.L), Lloyds (LLOY.L) and Barclays (BARC.L) edging lower.

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