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Using vehicles as weapons of terror in Europe

A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing 13 people in what police called a "terrorist attack". Vehicles have been used as weapons of terror several times over the past year, often by by followers of the Islamic State (IS) group, attacking nations in the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. The IS propaganda agency Amaq claimed that "soldiers" from the jihadist group carried out the attack, according to the Site Intelligence Group which monitors Islamist websites.
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