A driver deliberately plowed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain’s busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a “terrorist attack”. Vehicles have been used as weapons of terror several times over the past year, often by followers of the Islamic State (IS), attacking nations in the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists in Iraq and

Syria. On July 14, 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, plows a 19-tonne truck into a Bastille Day crowd leaving a fireworks display in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people on the famous beachfront avenue. IS later claims Bouhlel as one of its followers. READ MORE