ISIS has claimed responsibility for the van attack in Barcelona earlier today that killed a dozen and injured at least 80 people. ISIS made the announcement through their Amaq news agency.
10. BREAKING: The Islamic State has claimed credit for the attack in Barcelona, via their Amaq News Agency: pic.twitter.com/fNE7gyOjhX— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) August 17, 2017
Security source to Amaq Agency: The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers and carried out the operation on command of Khilafah of targeting coalition countries
"Khilafah" refers to the Caliphate.
One of the suspects identified, Driss Oukabir, rented the van used in Thursday's attack. Oukabir is a Moroccan citizen and a permanent resident of Spain.
One of the men suspected, Driss Oukabir, claimed to have been in another town at the time of the attack, and claimed that someone had stolen his idenfitication cards. Police also suspect his brother may be involved.
El principal sospechoso del atentado fue detenido y el otro abatido en un tiroteo. pic.twitter.com/WOjj100iSX— Huchi Lora (@huchilora) August 17, 2017
This post has been updated with additional information regarding the suspect.