Spain attacks latest: Death toll rises to 14 as a total of 130 people are injured after Las Ramblas and Cambrils attacks

Rebecca Smith
A minute's silence was held in respect of the victims
A minute's silence was held in respect of the victims (Source: Getty)

The death toll from the attacks in Spain has risen from 13 to 14, after a woman injured in Cambrils died of her injuries, the emergency services announced this afternoon.

She is the first victim from the Cambrils attack, where five people were shot dead by police after a car was driven into a group of people in a similar attack to the earlier one in Barcelona on Thursday.

A total of 130 people were injured across both attacks, according to the Spanish emergency services.

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The Foreign Office said today a "small number" of Britons had been injured in the attacks, and added it was "working to find out if any more need our help". It has issued travel advice for those going to Spain, advising those there to take care and follow the advice of local security authorities.

A minute's silence has been held across Spain today to commemorate the victims of the attacks.

Crowds were joined by King Felipe VI at Las Ramblas to pay tribute, and a minute's silence has also been observed at the European Union buildings in Brussels, with flags at half-mast.

The first victims of the attack have been named, with Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, a 60-year-old from Granada, named by El Pais as one of those killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas.

Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two, was named as another victim, with his colleagues at Tom's Hardware saying they were in mourning in a post on the firm's Facebook page.

Spanish media this afternoon, reported that a fourth person has been arrested in connection with the attacks.

Catalan police also said today the situation in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, was under control after they shot five people in an operation following yesterday's Barcelona van attack. As well as the woman who died, six people were injured, including a police officer.

Spanish media reported when the men got out, some appeared to be wearing explosive belts, though these have since been confirmed as fake. They were fired upon by police before a series of controlled explosions was carried out.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called it a "jihadist attack" and said on Twitter: "The terrorists will never defeat a united people who love freedom in the face of barbarism.

"All of Spain is with the victims and families."

Rajoy also said he had spoken with other European leaders including Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Three days of national mourning have been announced in Spain.

Las Ramblas has reopened to the public today, though police have said there will be extra security checks in place around Barcelona's main square, the Plaça de Catalunya.

People have been told to access the area on foot and not to bring large bags or backpacks.

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