Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

Frederick Owens
August 24, 2017

At least 13 people were killed and more than 120 injured after a van driver drove into crowds along a pedestrianised section of Las Ramblas on Thursday.

The police described Abouyaaqoub as "dangerous" and said he "could be armed".

Hours after the van rampage, police shot dead five people in the Catalan resort of Cambrils, 120kms down the coast from Barcelona, after they drove their auto at pedestrians and police officers.

Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn said the new victim is a man who was found stabbed in a vehicle that was believed to be used by one of the attackers to flee the scene.

Abouyaaqoub, 22, lived in the town of Ripoll, north of Barcelona.

Meanwhile, five terrorists were shot by police as they carried out the attack in Cambrils in the early hours of Friday morning.

He managed to flee the scene of the carnage on foot, and is thought to have killed Perez to grab his auto and escape the city.

People gather at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas, two days after vehicle attacks.

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Another suspects told the court that he did rent the vans used in the attack but thought they would be used to move house.

The testimony to a closed hearing at Spain's high court came from Mohamed Houli Chemlal, one of four detained suspects brought to Madrid to testify for the first time in court about the plot.

Islamic State said it was responsible for the attacks, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

Thirteen people were killed in the attack in Barcelona on Thursday, including seven-year-old British boy Julian Cadman.

Regional police chief Josep Luis Trapero said the bomb belt that he flashed turned out to be fake, but that he was carrying a bag of knives that police are analysing.

Both President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security committed to helping Spain in the wake of the attack.

Abouyaaqoub, who has reportedly fled into France on foot, is believed to be the only member of the 12-strong terror cell still on the run.

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