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18 August 2017

Who are the Barcelona attack suspects arrested or killed by police after the Las Ramblas van tragedy?

A MASSACRE that left at least 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured in Barcelona has left the world in shock.

But police are now rushing to find out just who was behind the terror attack.

Driss Oukabir was named by Spanish cops as a suspect in the Barcelona terror attack
Driss Oukabir was named by Spanish cops as a suspect in the Barcelona terror attack
AFP

Who are the Barcelona attack suspects arrested or killed by police after Las Ramblas van tragedy?

The sick driver responsible for the van attack is still being hunted by Spanish cops.

The driver fled the scene on foot, with witnesses having described how the car zigzagged along the Las Ramblas promenade, targeting bystanders.

Two suspects were arrested in the aftermath of the August 17 attack – a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan – but neither was steering the vehicle despite being directly involved in the massacre.

Driss Oukabir was named by authorities as a suspect but the 28-year-old reportedly handed himself into police.

He has reportedly told investigating officers his brother Moussa Oukabir, 18, stole his ID.

Police sources also say he told police his brother stole the documentation they found inside the van.

Driss Oukabir claims his brother Moussa, pictured, stole his passport to rent the van

ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the deadly attack.

The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq released a message, saying: “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State.”

Five unnamed terrorists wearing fake suicide belts were also shot dead in a second car ramming attack, just hours after the Las Ramblas massacre.

The terrorists ploughed into a crowd of innocents in an Audi before being blasted by cops when they flipped their car in the resort town of Cambrils in the early hours of August 18.

Who are the Barcelona attack victims killed in the Las Ramblas terror incident?

Police are yet to confirm the names of those killed, but citizens from at least 24 countries are understood to be among the dead and injured.

The youngest victim is believed to be a three-year-old girl, Spanish media has reported.

A seven-year-old boy from Australia is feared missing.

A spokesman for Spain’s civil protection earlier said that victims included nationals from

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • the Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Hungary
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Cuba
  • Macedonia
  • China
  • Italy
  • Algeria
ISIS claim responsibility for terror attack on Barcelona as Spanish police link attack to Cambrils


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