Deadly Weekend For Two European Countries

Violence has plagued European countries over the past year and a half, with most attacks coming at the hands of radical Islam. The previous few days, though, have been some of the deadliest yet.

One woman has lost her life after a van slammed into a bus station in Marseille, France Monday morning. The driver has been taken into custody.

Earlier this morning, his vehicle struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city earlier, seriously injuring one person.

French policy say the case is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

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According to French media reports, the driver is known to police and may have mental health issues.

There are unconfirmed reports claiming he has a criminal record but is not known to the intelligence services.

This incident comes just days after a van drove through the popular Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 people and injuring 100 more. Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, has been identified as the driver.

The death toll from the Barcelona bloodshed and the following attack in the resort of Cambrils has risen to 15.

Hours later, a woman was killed in Cambrils when a car was driven into pedestrians. Five suspected Islamic terrorists were killed by police at the scene of the attack.

Officials have now confirmed a 15th victim was stabbed to death in his car on the outskirts of Barcelona by Abouyaaqoub.

At a news conference on Monday, officials also revealed there were “strong indications” that an imam suspected of radicalizing the young men who carried out the attacks had died in an explosion at a house that was being used as a bomb factory.

Security photos released by El Pais show Abouyaaqoub walking through La Boqueria market, wearing sunglasses, as he passes other people heading away from Las Ramblas.

The Catalan government named the 15th victim as Pau Pérez, 34, from Vila Franca, who was found stabbed in the passenger seat of his vehicle on Thursday evening.

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