Obama said he and Michelle Obama were thinking of the victims and their families and offered “un abrazo,” the Spanish word for hug.
A white van hit pedestrians at a major tourist hub in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon. Police are treating the event as a terrorist attack.
Later, five suspected terrorists were killed in the Spanish town of Cambrils as police foiled a second terrorist attack believed to be connected to the first.
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