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Three people have now been arrested in connection with the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13 people, and injured another 100.

However, none of those arrested are the driver of the van, who witnesses described as trying to hit as many people as he could, by weaving in and out of crowds of people.

Authorities say another attack in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, is connected to the van attack.

Five suspects carrying fake bomb belts were shot and killed by police, and five civilians and one police officer were injured.

Officials are working to determine if an explosion in the town of Alcanar in which one person was killed is also connected to the attacks. (3)

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Canadians in Spain are being urged to contact the local consulate or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa for help if necessary, and to let their loved ones know they are safe after Thursday's terror attacks.

Global Affairs Canada says no Canadians are listed among the dead or injured, after a van plowed through pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing 13 and injuring 100. (3)

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The senior humanitarian director for aid agency CARE Canada says difficult and attention-grabbing stories coming from the U-S are distracting Canadians from other important issues.

Jessie Thomson says a federal program to match donations for victims of the famine in East Africa generated 21.3-million dollars from Canadians. …

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