18/08/2017 12:59 AM IST | Updated 18/08/2017 2:32 AM IST

Barack Obama Offers Support For Victims Of Barcelona Attack

Former President Barack Obama tweeted in support of victims of an attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 dead and 50 injured.

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 Thursday afternoon. Police are treating the event as a terrorist attack.