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<p>A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) </p>
A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

<p>A man lays down next to messages and candles placed after a van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) </p>
A man lays down next to messages and candles placed after a van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A man lays down next to messages and candles placed after a van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

<p>A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) </p>
A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A couple looks at flags, messages and candles placed after van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

<p>Las fuerzas de seguridad mantenían el sábado activa una gran operación antiterrorista en Cataluña buscando a un sospechoso que podría ser el autor del atropello masivo que el jueves mató en Barcelona a 13 personas y dejó a más de un centenar de heridos. En la imagen, dos personas en la zona donde se produjo el ataque en Barcelona el 18 de agosto de 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Pérez </p>
La policía busca todavía a un sospechoso de los ataques en Cataluña

Las fuerzas de seguridad mantenían el sábado activa una gran operación antiterrorista en Cataluña buscando a un sospechoso que podría ser el autor del atropello masivo que el jueves mató en Barcelona a 13 personas y dejó a más de un centenar de heridos. En la imagen, dos personas en la zona donde se produjo el ataque en Barcelona el 18 de agosto de 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Pérez

<p>Manhunt for terror suspect on the run Kangoo van rented by suspects ‘may have crossed into France’ Moussa Oukabir confirmed shot dead in Cambrils ​Cambrils shoot out ‘ was like a horror movie’ Who are the victims? British boy, seven, among the missing Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:26 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 7:31AM ‘Compassionate, generous’ Canadian victim identified as dead Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as dead. Ian Moore Wilson was killed in the attack His daughter, Vancouver police Staff Sgt. Fiona Wilson, issued this statement: “My dad, Ian Moore Wilson, was a much-loved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, who lived a healthy, active life alongside his partner of 53 years, my mum, Valerie. “He was compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exploring new places, and a proper-sized pint. In the midst of this tragedy, my dad would want those around him to focus on the extraordinary acts of human kindness that our family has experienced over the past several days, and that is exactly what we intend to do. “From our policing colleagues and friends at the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP, who have been unwavering in their love and support; to Albert, who threw a family member on the back of his scooter to rush him to the hospital after tragedy struck; to the Air Canada employee who offered up a personal discount pass to make emergency flights more affordable; to the people who assisted my dad in his final moments, and those who focused on my mum’s urgent medical attention and aftercare; and to the Catalonian first responders who put their lives at risk for the safety of others. “These are the things we will choose to focus on when we endeavour to come to terms with the senseless violence and acts of hatred that have taken loved ones before their time. My dad’s passing leaves an immense void in our tight-knit family. He was desperately loved by us all and will be dearly missed.” 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation. </p>
Barcelona attack: Huge manhunt underway amid fears terror suspect fled across border to France

Manhunt for terror suspect on the run Kangoo van rented by suspects ‘may have crossed into France’ Moussa Oukabir confirmed shot dead in Cambrils ​Cambrils shoot out ‘ was like a horror movie’ Who are the victims? British boy, seven, among the missing Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:26 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 7:31AM ‘Compassionate, generous’ Canadian victim identified as dead Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as dead. Ian Moore Wilson was killed in the attack His daughter, Vancouver police Staff Sgt. Fiona Wilson, issued this statement: “My dad, Ian Moore Wilson, was a much-loved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, who lived a healthy, active life alongside his partner of 53 years, my mum, Valerie. “He was compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exploring new places, and a proper-sized pint. In the midst of this tragedy, my dad would want those around him to focus on the extraordinary acts of human kindness that our family has experienced over the past several days, and that is exactly what we intend to do. “From our policing colleagues and friends at the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP, who have been unwavering in their love and support; to Albert, who threw a family member on the back of his scooter to rush him to the hospital after tragedy struck; to the Air Canada employee who offered up a personal discount pass to make emergency flights more affordable; to the people who assisted my dad in his final moments, and those who focused on my mum’s urgent medical attention and aftercare; and to the Catalonian first responders who put their lives at risk for the safety of others. “These are the things we will choose to focus on when we endeavour to come to terms with the senseless violence and acts of hatred that have taken loved ones before their time. My dad’s passing leaves an immense void in our tight-knit family. He was desperately loved by us all and will be dearly missed.” 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation.

<p>Coverage continues Saturday Aug 19th A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:52 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation. 6:37PM Riot police seal off section of Las Ramblas amid protest Riot police have cordoned off a section of Las Ramblas as a group of people, some with masks over their faces, began shouting and bottles were thrown, Hayley Dixon reports. The group were shouting anti fascist slogans and clapping. 4:56PM Witness tells of hiding in restaurant amid terror attack A 22-year-old eyewitness, Raquel Doval, who was holidaying with her family at the time of the attack in Cambrils, describes how she had to hide in a restaurant to escape the terror. ​ Cambrils eyewitness: we had to hide in restaurant, we were frightened 00:52 4:23PM Are holidaymakers covered by insurance if they refuse to fly to Spain in wake of terror attacks? Holidaymakers worried about terror attacks in Spain might not be covered if they refuse to fly, insurers have warned, reports Laura Hughes. A tour operator is only legally obliged to offer travellers a full refund or an alternative holiday if the Foreign Office advises against visiting a destination. Spain has not been put on the Foreign Office’s “no-go” list following the two terror attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona. Malcolm Tarling, from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), told the Telegraph: “While some travel insurance policies may cover cancellation if the Government advise against it, you may not be covered if you decide against travelling to your destination when there is no advice not to do so. “Travel insurance will cover the costs of any emergency medical treatment needed if you are caught up in a terrorist attack. “If you are in, or are planning to visit, an area where an attack has occurred, you should follow any advice from the UK Government and, where necessary, talk to your travel agent, tour operator, airline or other transport provider. “If you change your travel arrangements, then your travel insurance can usually be transferred to cover the new destination.” 3:56PM Friend of arrested suspect ‘very surprised’ by his arrest Pablo Romeres, a waiter at the el Punt restaurant in Ripoll, told The Telegraph that he was good friends with Driss Oukabir, and that he had been “very surprised” by his arrest last night, reports Harry Yorke. “My friend, Driss, he is first to be accused,” he added. “He lives close to the station here, I know him well. I do not know the others, apart from Moussa, his brother. “He was here when it happened I think, so I don’t think it was him. They are talking about Moussa, so maybe he is connected, who knows. “Do I think he would do something like this? No, definitely not.” 3:37PM Donald Trump uses Barcelona tweets to have a dig at US Democrats President Donald Trump set out to reassure Americans this morning, as they wake up to the latest news from Barcelona, Harriet Alexander in New York writes. He said that the homeland security and law enforcement teams were “on alert and closely watching for any sign of trouble”. He then followed up with a dig at the Democrats, accusing them of threatening the country’s security by their refusal to back his travel ban and their resistance to his plans to give police a free rein. He said he is travelling from his New Jersey golf course to Camp David today to discuss “national security, the border and the military” – his favourite topics. Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 The Obstructionist Democrats make Security for our country very difficult. They use the courts and associated delay at all times. Must stop!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary! The courts must give us back our protective rights. Have to be tough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Heading to Camp David for major meeting on National Security, the Border and the Military (which we are rapidly building to strongest ever).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 3:26PM How the Barcelona attack showed all the hallmarks of new jihadi tactics The terror attack in Barcelona that left 14 dead bore an eerie similarity to other recent attacks, showing all the hallmarks of new jihadi methods, writes Jacob Burns. It echoed recent attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. In each of those instances, an attacker drove a vehicle into crowds at high profile locations in the city, with deadly effect. The July 2016 Nice attack involving a lorry killed dozens Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters In each case, Isil also claimed responsibility, saying that the attackers had answered their call to attack nations who are participating in the anti-Isil coalition. Click here to read more. 3:20PM One American killed in Barcelona attack The US state department has confirmed that one American citizen died in the Barcelona attack and another has suffered minor injuries, reports Harriet Alexander. A spokesman said: “The US consulate general in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to US citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils. “At this time we can confirm that one US citizen was killed. We can also confirm that one US citizen sustained minor injuries. “Out of respects for the family’s privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties that are not yet identified.” Sec. Tillerson confirms death of US citizen in terrorist attacks in #Spain; expresses sympathies & offers thoughts and prayers. #Barcelonapic.twitter.com/Qslz4gKKd2— Department of State (@StateDept) August 18, 2017 Click here to read more about the victims. 3:17PM Police ‘do not rule out’ other members of terror cell in Cambrils The woman who died following the attack in Cambrils was part of a family visiting from Zaragoza, two other members of which have also been hospitalised, reports Hannah Strange. The victim has not yet been named. Police in Cambrils said they could not be certain if the attackers had come from outside the beach town or had a base there. Asked by The Telegraph if they believed there could still be members of a cell in the resort, an officer who declined to be named said: “I would not rule it out”. Police chiefs in the town were huddled in meetings as along the promenade tourists began to return to bars and beach chairs, some nervous, others in disbelief at the tragedy that had unfolded while many were sleeping. Spanish police in Cambrils after the attack Credit: Cambrils /EFE Raquel Doval, a 22-year-old student from Navarra on holiday with her family, was having dinner at a restaurant terrace on the promenade when they heard shots, which they initially mistook for fireworks. Suddenly, the staff told them to run inside and hide, and they saw people fleeing and screaming. “We just arrived yesterday. It was our first night,” she told The Telegraph, describing the terror she felt barricaded inside the restaurant and later, as the family edged their way back to the hotel, sticking to areas off limits to vehicles for fear of further attack. Nevertheless, her family planned to stay and finish their holiday, she said. “We do not want to let them think we are afraid. You have to go on.” 2:50PM Motorways leading out of Barcelona gridlocked due to police checks Motorways leading out of Barcelona were gridlocked due to police checkpoints on Friday afternoon, reports James Rothwell. Officers armed with shotguns were scrutinising every passenger in every vehicle leaving Barcelona via the C32 road, slowing the pace of traffic to a crawl. French police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain Credit: RAYMOND ROIG/AFP The road runs south along the coastline towards the small town of Alcanar, where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday. Police say they found canisters of gas inside the house and believe it is linked to the attacks. 2:27PM Queen condemns ‘deeply upsetting’ attacks in message to Spain’s king The Queen has sent a message of support to the King of Spain describing the terrorist attacks in his country as “terrible” and commenting how it is “deeply upsetting” when innocent people are put at risk. The Queen said in her message: “Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. “It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. “Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.” 2:03PM Police confirm Barcelona van driver is still not ‘identified’ A police chief has told a press conference that the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack has still not been “identified”. Josep Luis Trapero told reporters that investigators are linking the attacks on La Rambla, Cambrils and the explosion in Alcanar. While suspect Moussa Oukabir, who remains on the run, has been named by sources as the suspected van driver, news website La Vanguardia reported that police sources said they have not ruled out the driver is one of those killed in Cambrils. The hired van used in the Las Ramblas attack Four of the dead men in Cambrils have been identified. They were aged 21, 27, 28 and 34. Three were Moroccan and one was Spanish and police said none of them were previously known to the security services for terror-related reasons. But Mr Trapero, a Catalan regional police official, told reporters the fifth man had not yet been identified. He also revealed that police had yet to identify the Barcelona driver and said: “It could be one of the people shot in Cambrils, but we don’t know yet.” Mr Trapero said the suspects had been preparing even bigger attacks “for some time”. He also confirmed: the same officer killed four of the five terrorists in Cambrils: “To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest” that three Moroccans and one Spaniard had been arrested “We work with the hypothesis that the authors were preparing for some time in this building of Alcanar both attacks. It was a group, we do not know the specific number, but we do not rule out having other attacks in mind. They are all identified.” 1:42PM Spanish prime minister: Terrorism is Europe’s main problem Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, has said that terrorism is “Europe’s main problem right now”. He said: “What makes us most effective is that we are all united. These attacks are not only against us, but against all countries that defend freedom and democratic values.” He added: “It is very important to work together and exchange everything that has to be exchanged. It is the first problem in Europe right now.” 1:39PM How to explain the horrors of terrorism to children With terror attacks becoming an increasingly regular occurrence, who should parents explain what they are seeing on their TV screens to children. Experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists have advised that parents should be honest with their children about terror attacks. Click here for the full advice. 1:21PM Floral tributes laid in Barcelona for terror attack victims As Spain begins three days of mourning, well-wishers have laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims in Barcelona. Dozens lay flowers for Barcelona terror attack victims 00:55 1:11PM UK ‘urgently looking into reports’ of British child missing in Spain UK authorities are “urgently looking into reports” of a British dual-nationality child believed to be missing in Spain following the terror attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May said. This is believed to be seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who father is from Sydney, who has lived in England and has been pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery school in Kent. Julian Cadman, seven, pictured in a UK nursery school jumper Mrs May, who spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday morning, added: “We must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism, and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it – ridding the internet of poisonous material, and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need. Terrorism is the great threat that we all face, but together we will defeat it.” British dual national child missing after Spain terror attacks, says May 01:46 12:59PM Spanish flags in Madrid fly at half-mast In Madrid, the Spanish capital, flags are flying at half-mast to honour those who were killed and injured in the terror attacks. Flags in Madrid fly at half mast 00:32 12:49PM Fourth person arrested over terror attacks A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Spanish terror attacks, police in Catalonia say. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in Ripoll, where two others had previously been arrested. 12:48PM France strengthening border controls with Spain France is strengthening controls on its border with Spain, the French interior minister says – amid fears that terrorist may try to enter France or has already done so, reports David Chazan. 12:44PM Scotland Yard liaising with Spanish police over attack Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said UK officers are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Officers are at UK ports today ready to meet British holidaymakers returning to the UK from the region in order to take any witness accounts. “Anyone who has returned from Spain can also call the confidential hotline with information on 0800 789 321. “We are also urging people who have images or footage that may assist investigators to upload them to Ukpoliceimageappeal.com.” 12:29PM Hero police officer killed four of five terrorists in Cambrills One Catalan police officer killed four of the five terrorists who used an Audi A3 to plough through pedestrians in the seaside city of Cambrills last night, reports James Crisp. The officer was carrying out a spot check on a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils, when the Audi hit four people before ramming into the police car. One officer suffered a broken tibia and a heavy blow to the head in the collision. One of the five terrorists charges towards police with a knife in Cambrils Credit: Sky News The terrorists’ car overturned in the crash. Seeing the terrorists getting out of the car and advancing towards him with machetes and axes, the hero officer shot four of the terrorists. A fifth fled in the direction of a park, stabbing a passerby in the face with a knife before being gunned down by a police sergeant with a submachine gun, according to La Vanguardia. 12:10PM Dead and wounded made up of 34 different nationalities The dead and wounded from the attacks include 34 different nationalities, Catalan authorities have said. A total of 130 people were wounded in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 11:40AM ‘Small number’ of Britons injured in Spanish terror attacks A “small number” of Britons were injured in the terror attacks in Spain and additional staff have been sent to Barcelona to help, the Foreign Office said. 11:31AM British skateboarder: ‘Van was right next to me… just hitting people’ British witness describes horror of Las Ramblas car attack 00:49 11:27AM Death toll rises to 14 as woman injured in Cambrils dies The death toll after the Spanish attacks has risen to 14, emergency services have said. A woman who was critically injured in the town of Cambrils has died. Six other civilians, including a police officer, were also injured in that attack early today. 11:08AM Minute’s silence held in Barcelona’s main square Thousands of people have held a minute’s silence in Barcelona’s main square for victims of yesterday’s attack. It was attended by Spain’s king and premier. Applause breaks out after minute’s silence for Barcelona attack victims 00:50 The minute’s silence on Plaza Catalunya ended in applause and with calls of I am not afraid” in Catalan and in Spanish. 11:04AM First named victim is a father of two from Italy The first named victim of the Barcelona attack is Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two young children, reports Helena Horton. He was on holiday with his partner and two children – one of whom is about to start school and the other is seven months old. Mr Gulotta was crushed to death on the Ramblas by the lorry while walking hand in hand with his 5-year-old son who his wife Martina managed to snatch to safety in the nick of time, she was quoted as telling friends. Martina was following her husband carrying their seven-month-old baby girl Aria in a rucksack she was wearing on her chest when Bruno was run down, la Repubblica newspaper quoted her telling his workmates. Bruno Gulotta died in the attack in Barcelona Credit: TOM’S HARDWARE Martina grabbed their son Alessandro, aged 5, and rushed both children to safety but Mr Gulotta, 35, was killed instantly. Mr Gulotta worked as a salesman in a computer shop in Legnano in northern Italy. 10:46AM Witness: Terrorist shot by police ‘got up again like a horror film’ A man caught in the panic of the terrorist attack in Cambrils described the scenes as like watching a “horror film”. Fitzroy Davies, who earlier told how one of the attackers smiled at police, was visiting the town for a judo camp. He told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite suffering police gunshots. He said: “He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted ‘police’ and then within 30 seconds the police came. “Next thing you know, they’ve drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired. “He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying ‘stop’, it must have been ‘stop, stop’, or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him.” Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving “like somebody who was on drugs”. He said: “He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was – I don’t know if he was all the ticket, I don’t know because he was just going up and down. “And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. “Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police. “And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that’s when he went down.” Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest. “I think it did it’s job,” he said. “It made everyone fearful. And I think that’s what they were looking for. “He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he’s got something. And that’s why everybody was running.” Eyewitness accounts of Cambrils shooting 00:58 10:23AM Police seek teenager as suspected Barcelona van driver Spanish police have named the man they are seeking as the suspected Barcelona van driver. He is 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, according to local media. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. 10:20AM ‘Defiant’ Las Ramblas reopens as Barcelona unites Less than 24 hours after the Barcelona attack, Las Ramblas reopened this morning in a show of “defiance” as Barcelona residents united to help those affected. Las Ramblas reopens for business following the terror attack Credit: Getty Stallholders opened for business as usual along the main artery of the city. Click here for more reaction. Placards with black ribbons hang on a kiosk in the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas Credit: Reuters 10:04AM 12-strong terror cell behind attacks, police believe Police in Spain have said that a terror cell of 12 people is believed to have been behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as well as the explosion in Alcanar, according to local media. 9:53AM How is the Alcanar house explosion linked to the attacks? A gas explosion at a house in Alcanar that killed one person on Wednesday is being linked to the attacks. The blast that killed one person and injured seven others happened at a property in the village 130 miles from Barcelona. Firefighters found an estimated 20 gas cylinders in the property. The house that collapsed after a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar on Wednesday Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Documents found in the rubble of the house established a connection with the Barcelona massacre, investigators believe. Investigators have revealed that they believe an eight-strong terror cell could have been planning a gas canister attack. 9:35AM At least one more terrorist still being sought after van attack At least one more terrorist is still being sought over the Barcelona van attack, Catalan’s regional president has said. Carles Puigdemont told local radio there was at least one “terrorist still out there”, but that “we don’t have information regarding the capacity to do more harm”. This is thought to be the van driver, who is believed to still be on the run after fleeing unarmed. 9:31AM Spanish and EU flags fly at half-mast in Brussels After the twin terror attacks in Spain, both the Spanish and European Union flags are flying at half-mast outside the European Parliament in Brussels this morning. La bandera de España y de la Unión Europea a media asta en la sede del Parlamento Europeo. Europa de luto junto a España. pic.twitter.com/Nr7lSletvA— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) August 18, 2017 9:20AM British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona attack The family of a seven-year-old boy believed to be British has posted on Facebook begging for his safe return after he was separated from his injured mother in the Barcelona attack, reports Helena Horton. Julian Cadman was in the Spanish city with his mother when the van struck where they were walking. The two were reportedly there to attend a wedding. Julian Cadman is pictured wearing a jumper from a British nursery Credit: JOM CADMAN It appears Julian is British. Although his aunt and uncle who are searching for him live in Sydney, Julian is pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery in the UK. He also has relatives who live in the UK. Jumarie ‘Jom’ Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. Click here for more details on those missing after the attack. 9:00AM Third suspect arrested is 34-year-old Moroccan national The Catalan police have confirmed the third person to be arrested is a 34-year-old Moroccan national who was living in Ripoll. He is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and the driver of the van remains on the run. 8:45AM Terror cell of eight ‘planning attack with gas canisters’ Authorities investigating that attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils believe that a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters, according to a judicial source. 8:44AM Man arrested in Ripoll could be driver of car that drove into police checkpoint, official says Joaquim Form, the Catalan interior secretary, told RAC1 radio that initial indications were that the man arrested in Ripoll could be the driver of the car that yesterday drove into a police checkpoint on Avenida Diagonal before abandoning the vehicle in Sant Just Desvern, reports Hannah Strange. The person killed in Sant Just Desvern was apparently the owner of the vehicle, who was found dead from knife wounds inside; it had previously been reported that the driver had died in a police operation. 8:25AM Suicide belts worn by Cambrils attackers were fake, police say The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region’s head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1. He said bomb experts had confirmed the explosive belts were duds. 8:04AM Cambrils terrorist taunted and smiled at police as they shot him, says British witness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, was caught up in the second attack in Cambrils and described how police shot dead one of the attackers. He told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded. “These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road. One of our guys stood up, looked and just said ‘run’, so we all ran. “This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. I didn’t know what it was, so we said call the police.” A policeman stands by the car used in a terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP “Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. “And then they ‘pop, pop’, did a couple of shots and he fell down. “He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground.” 7:51AM Third arrest in connection with Barcelona attack A third person has been arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll following the van attack in Barcelona, police and the Catalonia Interior Minister have said. It is unclear if this is the driver of the van that killed 13 people. 7:37AM Recap: How terror returned to streets of Europe If you are just joining our live coverage here’s a recap: Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, at least six people were hurt when “alleged terrorists” drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces. Police officers help the injured after the van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: David Armengou/EPA The five attackers in the Audi A3, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force’s bomb squad. Two of the injured in Cambrils were in critical condition, emergency services said. Police say the attacks were linked. Police at the scene in Cambrils where five terrorists were killed Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Police detain a possible suspect after the Barcelona attack Credit: Jason Yu/Twitter Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. Victims of the Barcelona attack Credit: David Armengou/EFE This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. Stay with us for the latest updates throughout the day. Terror timeline – Ramming attacks involving vehicles </p>
Barcelona attack: Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead amid fears terror suspects fled across border to France

Coverage continues Saturday Aug 19th A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:52 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation. 6:37PM Riot police seal off section of Las Ramblas amid protest Riot police have cordoned off a section of Las Ramblas as a group of people, some with masks over their faces, began shouting and bottles were thrown, Hayley Dixon reports. The group were shouting anti fascist slogans and clapping. 4:56PM Witness tells of hiding in restaurant amid terror attack A 22-year-old eyewitness, Raquel Doval, who was holidaying with her family at the time of the attack in Cambrils, describes how she had to hide in a restaurant to escape the terror. ​ Cambrils eyewitness: we had to hide in restaurant, we were frightened 00:52 4:23PM Are holidaymakers covered by insurance if they refuse to fly to Spain in wake of terror attacks? Holidaymakers worried about terror attacks in Spain might not be covered if they refuse to fly, insurers have warned, reports Laura Hughes. A tour operator is only legally obliged to offer travellers a full refund or an alternative holiday if the Foreign Office advises against visiting a destination. Spain has not been put on the Foreign Office’s “no-go” list following the two terror attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona. Malcolm Tarling, from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), told the Telegraph: “While some travel insurance policies may cover cancellation if the Government advise against it, you may not be covered if you decide against travelling to your destination when there is no advice not to do so. “Travel insurance will cover the costs of any emergency medical treatment needed if you are caught up in a terrorist attack. “If you are in, or are planning to visit, an area where an attack has occurred, you should follow any advice from the UK Government and, where necessary, talk to your travel agent, tour operator, airline or other transport provider. “If you change your travel arrangements, then your travel insurance can usually be transferred to cover the new destination.” 3:56PM Friend of arrested suspect ‘very surprised’ by his arrest Pablo Romeres, a waiter at the el Punt restaurant in Ripoll, told The Telegraph that he was good friends with Driss Oukabir, and that he had been “very surprised” by his arrest last night, reports Harry Yorke. “My friend, Driss, he is first to be accused,” he added. “He lives close to the station here, I know him well. I do not know the others, apart from Moussa, his brother. “He was here when it happened I think, so I don’t think it was him. They are talking about Moussa, so maybe he is connected, who knows. “Do I think he would do something like this? No, definitely not.” 3:37PM Donald Trump uses Barcelona tweets to have a dig at US Democrats President Donald Trump set out to reassure Americans this morning, as they wake up to the latest news from Barcelona, Harriet Alexander in New York writes. He said that the homeland security and law enforcement teams were “on alert and closely watching for any sign of trouble”. He then followed up with a dig at the Democrats, accusing them of threatening the country’s security by their refusal to back his travel ban and their resistance to his plans to give police a free rein. He said he is travelling from his New Jersey golf course to Camp David today to discuss “national security, the border and the military” – his favourite topics. Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 The Obstructionist Democrats make Security for our country very difficult. They use the courts and associated delay at all times. Must stop!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary! The courts must give us back our protective rights. Have to be tough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Heading to Camp David for major meeting on National Security, the Border and the Military (which we are rapidly building to strongest ever).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 3:26PM How the Barcelona attack showed all the hallmarks of new jihadi tactics The terror attack in Barcelona that left 14 dead bore an eerie similarity to other recent attacks, showing all the hallmarks of new jihadi methods, writes Jacob Burns. It echoed recent attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. In each of those instances, an attacker drove a vehicle into crowds at high profile locations in the city, with deadly effect. The July 2016 Nice attack involving a lorry killed dozens Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters In each case, Isil also claimed responsibility, saying that the attackers had answered their call to attack nations who are participating in the anti-Isil coalition. Click here to read more. 3:20PM One American killed in Barcelona attack The US state department has confirmed that one American citizen died in the Barcelona attack and another has suffered minor injuries, reports Harriet Alexander. A spokesman said: “The US consulate general in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to US citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils. “At this time we can confirm that one US citizen was killed. We can also confirm that one US citizen sustained minor injuries. “Out of respects for the family’s privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties that are not yet identified.” Sec. Tillerson confirms death of US citizen in terrorist attacks in #Spain; expresses sympathies & offers thoughts and prayers. #Barcelonapic.twitter.com/Qslz4gKKd2— Department of State (@StateDept) August 18, 2017 Click here to read more about the victims. 3:17PM Police ‘do not rule out’ other members of terror cell in Cambrils The woman who died following the attack in Cambrils was part of a family visiting from Zaragoza, two other members of which have also been hospitalised, reports Hannah Strange. The victim has not yet been named. Police in Cambrils said they could not be certain if the attackers had come from outside the beach town or had a base there. Asked by The Telegraph if they believed there could still be members of a cell in the resort, an officer who declined to be named said: “I would not rule it out”. Police chiefs in the town were huddled in meetings as along the promenade tourists began to return to bars and beach chairs, some nervous, others in disbelief at the tragedy that had unfolded while many were sleeping. Spanish police in Cambrils after the attack Credit: Cambrils /EFE Raquel Doval, a 22-year-old student from Navarra on holiday with her family, was having dinner at a restaurant terrace on the promenade when they heard shots, which they initially mistook for fireworks. Suddenly, the staff told them to run inside and hide, and they saw people fleeing and screaming. “We just arrived yesterday. It was our first night,” she told The Telegraph, describing the terror she felt barricaded inside the restaurant and later, as the family edged their way back to the hotel, sticking to areas off limits to vehicles for fear of further attack. Nevertheless, her family planned to stay and finish their holiday, she said. “We do not want to let them think we are afraid. You have to go on.” 2:50PM Motorways leading out of Barcelona gridlocked due to police checks Motorways leading out of Barcelona were gridlocked due to police checkpoints on Friday afternoon, reports James Rothwell. Officers armed with shotguns were scrutinising every passenger in every vehicle leaving Barcelona via the C32 road, slowing the pace of traffic to a crawl. French police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain Credit: RAYMOND ROIG/AFP The road runs south along the coastline towards the small town of Alcanar, where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday. Police say they found canisters of gas inside the house and believe it is linked to the attacks. 2:27PM Queen condemns ‘deeply upsetting’ attacks in message to Spain’s king The Queen has sent a message of support to the King of Spain describing the terrorist attacks in his country as “terrible” and commenting how it is “deeply upsetting” when innocent people are put at risk. The Queen said in her message: “Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. “It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. “Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.” 2:03PM Police confirm Barcelona van driver is still not ‘identified’ A police chief has told a press conference that the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack has still not been “identified”. Josep Luis Trapero told reporters that investigators are linking the attacks on La Rambla, Cambrils and the explosion in Alcanar. While suspect Moussa Oukabir, who remains on the run, has been named by sources as the suspected van driver, news website La Vanguardia reported that police sources said they have not ruled out the driver is one of those killed in Cambrils. The hired van used in the Las Ramblas attack Four of the dead men in Cambrils have been identified. They were aged 21, 27, 28 and 34. Three were Moroccan and one was Spanish and police said none of them were previously known to the security services for terror-related reasons. But Mr Trapero, a Catalan regional police official, told reporters the fifth man had not yet been identified. He also revealed that police had yet to identify the Barcelona driver and said: “It could be one of the people shot in Cambrils, but we don’t know yet.” Mr Trapero said the suspects had been preparing even bigger attacks “for some time”. He also confirmed: the same officer killed four of the five terrorists in Cambrils: “To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest” that three Moroccans and one Spaniard had been arrested “We work with the hypothesis that the authors were preparing for some time in this building of Alcanar both attacks. It was a group, we do not know the specific number, but we do not rule out having other attacks in mind. They are all identified.” 1:42PM Spanish prime minister: Terrorism is Europe’s main problem Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, has said that terrorism is “Europe’s main problem right now”. He said: “What makes us most effective is that we are all united. These attacks are not only against us, but against all countries that defend freedom and democratic values.” He added: “It is very important to work together and exchange everything that has to be exchanged. It is the first problem in Europe right now.” 1:39PM How to explain the horrors of terrorism to children With terror attacks becoming an increasingly regular occurrence, who should parents explain what they are seeing on their TV screens to children. Experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists have advised that parents should be honest with their children about terror attacks. Click here for the full advice. 1:21PM Floral tributes laid in Barcelona for terror attack victims As Spain begins three days of mourning, well-wishers have laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims in Barcelona. Dozens lay flowers for Barcelona terror attack victims 00:55 1:11PM UK ‘urgently looking into reports’ of British child missing in Spain UK authorities are “urgently looking into reports” of a British dual-nationality child believed to be missing in Spain following the terror attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May said. This is believed to be seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who father is from Sydney, who has lived in England and has been pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery school in Kent. Julian Cadman, seven, pictured in a UK nursery school jumper Mrs May, who spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday morning, added: “We must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism, and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it – ridding the internet of poisonous material, and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need. Terrorism is the great threat that we all face, but together we will defeat it.” British dual national child missing after Spain terror attacks, says May 01:46 12:59PM Spanish flags in Madrid fly at half-mast In Madrid, the Spanish capital, flags are flying at half-mast to honour those who were killed and injured in the terror attacks. Flags in Madrid fly at half mast 00:32 12:49PM Fourth person arrested over terror attacks A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Spanish terror attacks, police in Catalonia say. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in Ripoll, where two others had previously been arrested. 12:48PM France strengthening border controls with Spain France is strengthening controls on its border with Spain, the French interior minister says – amid fears that terrorist may try to enter France or has already done so, reports David Chazan. 12:44PM Scotland Yard liaising with Spanish police over attack Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said UK officers are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Officers are at UK ports today ready to meet British holidaymakers returning to the UK from the region in order to take any witness accounts. “Anyone who has returned from Spain can also call the confidential hotline with information on 0800 789 321. “We are also urging people who have images or footage that may assist investigators to upload them to Ukpoliceimageappeal.com.” 12:29PM Hero police officer killed four of five terrorists in Cambrills One Catalan police officer killed four of the five terrorists who used an Audi A3 to plough through pedestrians in the seaside city of Cambrills last night, reports James Crisp. The officer was carrying out a spot check on a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils, when the Audi hit four people before ramming into the police car. One officer suffered a broken tibia and a heavy blow to the head in the collision. One of the five terrorists charges towards police with a knife in Cambrils Credit: Sky News The terrorists’ car overturned in the crash. Seeing the terrorists getting out of the car and advancing towards him with machetes and axes, the hero officer shot four of the terrorists. A fifth fled in the direction of a park, stabbing a passerby in the face with a knife before being gunned down by a police sergeant with a submachine gun, according to La Vanguardia. 12:10PM Dead and wounded made up of 34 different nationalities The dead and wounded from the attacks include 34 different nationalities, Catalan authorities have said. A total of 130 people were wounded in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 11:40AM ‘Small number’ of Britons injured in Spanish terror attacks A “small number” of Britons were injured in the terror attacks in Spain and additional staff have been sent to Barcelona to help, the Foreign Office said. 11:31AM British skateboarder: ‘Van was right next to me… just hitting people’ British witness describes horror of Las Ramblas car attack 00:49 11:27AM Death toll rises to 14 as woman injured in Cambrils dies The death toll after the Spanish attacks has risen to 14, emergency services have said. A woman who was critically injured in the town of Cambrils has died. Six other civilians, including a police officer, were also injured in that attack early today. 11:08AM Minute’s silence held in Barcelona’s main square Thousands of people have held a minute’s silence in Barcelona’s main square for victims of yesterday’s attack. It was attended by Spain’s king and premier. Applause breaks out after minute’s silence for Barcelona attack victims 00:50 The minute’s silence on Plaza Catalunya ended in applause and with calls of I am not afraid” in Catalan and in Spanish. 11:04AM First named victim is a father of two from Italy The first named victim of the Barcelona attack is Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two young children, reports Helena Horton. He was on holiday with his partner and two children – one of whom is about to start school and the other is seven months old. Mr Gulotta was crushed to death on the Ramblas by the lorry while walking hand in hand with his 5-year-old son who his wife Martina managed to snatch to safety in the nick of time, she was quoted as telling friends. Martina was following her husband carrying their seven-month-old baby girl Aria in a rucksack she was wearing on her chest when Bruno was run down, la Repubblica newspaper quoted her telling his workmates. Bruno Gulotta died in the attack in Barcelona Credit: TOM’S HARDWARE Martina grabbed their son Alessandro, aged 5, and rushed both children to safety but Mr Gulotta, 35, was killed instantly. Mr Gulotta worked as a salesman in a computer shop in Legnano in northern Italy. 10:46AM Witness: Terrorist shot by police ‘got up again like a horror film’ A man caught in the panic of the terrorist attack in Cambrils described the scenes as like watching a “horror film”. Fitzroy Davies, who earlier told how one of the attackers smiled at police, was visiting the town for a judo camp. He told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite suffering police gunshots. He said: “He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted ‘police’ and then within 30 seconds the police came. “Next thing you know, they’ve drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired. “He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying ‘stop’, it must have been ‘stop, stop’, or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him.” Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving “like somebody who was on drugs”. He said: “He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was – I don’t know if he was all the ticket, I don’t know because he was just going up and down. “And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. “Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police. “And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that’s when he went down.” Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest. “I think it did it’s job,” he said. “It made everyone fearful. And I think that’s what they were looking for. “He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he’s got something. And that’s why everybody was running.” Eyewitness accounts of Cambrils shooting 00:58 10:23AM Police seek teenager as suspected Barcelona van driver Spanish police have named the man they are seeking as the suspected Barcelona van driver. He is 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, according to local media. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. 10:20AM ‘Defiant’ Las Ramblas reopens as Barcelona unites Less than 24 hours after the Barcelona attack, Las Ramblas reopened this morning in a show of “defiance” as Barcelona residents united to help those affected. Las Ramblas reopens for business following the terror attack Credit: Getty Stallholders opened for business as usual along the main artery of the city. Click here for more reaction. Placards with black ribbons hang on a kiosk in the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas Credit: Reuters 10:04AM 12-strong terror cell behind attacks, police believe Police in Spain have said that a terror cell of 12 people is believed to have been behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as well as the explosion in Alcanar, according to local media. 9:53AM How is the Alcanar house explosion linked to the attacks? A gas explosion at a house in Alcanar that killed one person on Wednesday is being linked to the attacks. The blast that killed one person and injured seven others happened at a property in the village 130 miles from Barcelona. Firefighters found an estimated 20 gas cylinders in the property. The house that collapsed after a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar on Wednesday Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Documents found in the rubble of the house established a connection with the Barcelona massacre, investigators believe. Investigators have revealed that they believe an eight-strong terror cell could have been planning a gas canister attack. 9:35AM At least one more terrorist still being sought after van attack At least one more terrorist is still being sought over the Barcelona van attack, Catalan’s regional president has said. Carles Puigdemont told local radio there was at least one “terrorist still out there”, but that “we don’t have information regarding the capacity to do more harm”. This is thought to be the van driver, who is believed to still be on the run after fleeing unarmed. 9:31AM Spanish and EU flags fly at half-mast in Brussels After the twin terror attacks in Spain, both the Spanish and European Union flags are flying at half-mast outside the European Parliament in Brussels this morning. La bandera de España y de la Unión Europea a media asta en la sede del Parlamento Europeo. Europa de luto junto a España. pic.twitter.com/Nr7lSletvA— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) August 18, 2017 9:20AM British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona attack The family of a seven-year-old boy believed to be British has posted on Facebook begging for his safe return after he was separated from his injured mother in the Barcelona attack, reports Helena Horton. Julian Cadman was in the Spanish city with his mother when the van struck where they were walking. The two were reportedly there to attend a wedding. Julian Cadman is pictured wearing a jumper from a British nursery Credit: JOM CADMAN It appears Julian is British. Although his aunt and uncle who are searching for him live in Sydney, Julian is pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery in the UK. He also has relatives who live in the UK. Jumarie ‘Jom’ Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. Click here for more details on those missing after the attack. 9:00AM Third suspect arrested is 34-year-old Moroccan national The Catalan police have confirmed the third person to be arrested is a 34-year-old Moroccan national who was living in Ripoll. He is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and the driver of the van remains on the run. 8:45AM Terror cell of eight ‘planning attack with gas canisters’ Authorities investigating that attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils believe that a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters, according to a judicial source. 8:44AM Man arrested in Ripoll could be driver of car that drove into police checkpoint, official says Joaquim Form, the Catalan interior secretary, told RAC1 radio that initial indications were that the man arrested in Ripoll could be the driver of the car that yesterday drove into a police checkpoint on Avenida Diagonal before abandoning the vehicle in Sant Just Desvern, reports Hannah Strange. The person killed in Sant Just Desvern was apparently the owner of the vehicle, who was found dead from knife wounds inside; it had previously been reported that the driver had died in a police operation. 8:25AM Suicide belts worn by Cambrils attackers were fake, police say The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region’s head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1. He said bomb experts had confirmed the explosive belts were duds. 8:04AM Cambrils terrorist taunted and smiled at police as they shot him, says British witness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, was caught up in the second attack in Cambrils and described how police shot dead one of the attackers. He told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded. “These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road. One of our guys stood up, looked and just said ‘run’, so we all ran. “This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. I didn’t know what it was, so we said call the police.” A policeman stands by the car used in a terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP “Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. “And then they ‘pop, pop’, did a couple of shots and he fell down. “He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground.” 7:51AM Third arrest in connection with Barcelona attack A third person has been arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll following the van attack in Barcelona, police and the Catalonia Interior Minister have said. It is unclear if this is the driver of the van that killed 13 people. 7:37AM Recap: How terror returned to streets of Europe If you are just joining our live coverage here’s a recap: Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, at least six people were hurt when “alleged terrorists” drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces. Police officers help the injured after the van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: David Armengou/EPA The five attackers in the Audi A3, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force’s bomb squad. Two of the injured in Cambrils were in critical condition, emergency services said. Police say the attacks were linked. Police at the scene in Cambrils where five terrorists were killed Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Police detain a possible suspect after the Barcelona attack Credit: Jason Yu/Twitter Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. Victims of the Barcelona attack Credit: David Armengou/EFE This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. Stay with us for the latest updates throughout the day. Terror timeline – Ramming attacks involving vehicles

<p>Coverage continues Saturday Aug 19th A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:52 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation. 6:37PM Riot police seal off section of Las Ramblas amid protest Riot police have cordoned off a section of Las Ramblas as a group of people, some with masks over their faces, began shouting and bottles were thrown, Hayley Dixon reports. The group were shouting anti fascist slogans and clapping. 4:56PM Witness tells of hiding in restaurant amid terror attack A 22-year-old eyewitness, Raquel Doval, who was holidaying with her family at the time of the attack in Cambrils, describes how she had to hide in a restaurant to escape the terror. ​ Cambrils eyewitness: we had to hide in restaurant, we were frightened 00:52 4:23PM Are holidaymakers covered by insurance if they refuse to fly to Spain in wake of terror attacks? Holidaymakers worried about terror attacks in Spain might not be covered if they refuse to fly, insurers have warned, reports Laura Hughes. A tour operator is only legally obliged to offer travellers a full refund or an alternative holiday if the Foreign Office advises against visiting a destination. Spain has not been put on the Foreign Office’s “no-go” list following the two terror attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona. Malcolm Tarling, from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), told the Telegraph: “While some travel insurance policies may cover cancellation if the Government advise against it, you may not be covered if you decide against travelling to your destination when there is no advice not to do so. “Travel insurance will cover the costs of any emergency medical treatment needed if you are caught up in a terrorist attack. “If you are in, or are planning to visit, an area where an attack has occurred, you should follow any advice from the UK Government and, where necessary, talk to your travel agent, tour operator, airline or other transport provider. “If you change your travel arrangements, then your travel insurance can usually be transferred to cover the new destination.” 3:56PM Friend of arrested suspect ‘very surprised’ by his arrest Pablo Romeres, a waiter at the el Punt restaurant in Ripoll, told The Telegraph that he was good friends with Driss Oukabir, and that he had been “very surprised” by his arrest last night, reports Harry Yorke. “My friend, Driss, he is first to be accused,” he added. “He lives close to the station here, I know him well. I do not know the others, apart from Moussa, his brother. “He was here when it happened I think, so I don’t think it was him. They are talking about Moussa, so maybe he is connected, who knows. “Do I think he would do something like this? No, definitely not.” 3:37PM Donald Trump uses Barcelona tweets to have a dig at US Democrats President Donald Trump set out to reassure Americans this morning, as they wake up to the latest news from Barcelona, Harriet Alexander in New York writes. He said that the homeland security and law enforcement teams were “on alert and closely watching for any sign of trouble”. He then followed up with a dig at the Democrats, accusing them of threatening the country’s security by their refusal to back his travel ban and their resistance to his plans to give police a free rein. He said he is travelling from his New Jersey golf course to Camp David today to discuss “national security, the border and the military” – his favourite topics. Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 The Obstructionist Democrats make Security for our country very difficult. They use the courts and associated delay at all times. Must stop!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary! The courts must give us back our protective rights. Have to be tough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Heading to Camp David for major meeting on National Security, the Border and the Military (which we are rapidly building to strongest ever).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 3:26PM How the Barcelona attack showed all the hallmarks of new jihadi tactics The terror attack in Barcelona that left 14 dead bore an eerie similarity to other recent attacks, showing all the hallmarks of new jihadi methods, writes Jacob Burns. It echoed recent attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. In each of those instances, an attacker drove a vehicle into crowds at high profile locations in the city, with deadly effect. The July 2016 Nice attack involving a lorry killed dozens Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters In each case, Isil also claimed responsibility, saying that the attackers had answered their call to attack nations who are participating in the anti-Isil coalition. Click here to read more. 3:20PM One American killed in Barcelona attack The US state department has confirmed that one American citizen died in the Barcelona attack and another has suffered minor injuries, reports Harriet Alexander. A spokesman said: “The US consulate general in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to US citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils. “At this time we can confirm that one US citizen was killed. We can also confirm that one US citizen sustained minor injuries. “Out of respects for the family’s privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties that are not yet identified.” Sec. Tillerson confirms death of US citizen in terrorist attacks in #Spain; expresses sympathies & offers thoughts and prayers. #Barcelonapic.twitter.com/Qslz4gKKd2— Department of State (@StateDept) August 18, 2017 Click here to read more about the victims. 3:17PM Police ‘do not rule out’ other members of terror cell in Cambrils The woman who died following the attack in Cambrils was part of a family visiting from Zaragoza, two other members of which have also been hospitalised, reports Hannah Strange. The victim has not yet been named. Police in Cambrils said they could not be certain if the attackers had come from outside the beach town or had a base there. Asked by The Telegraph if they believed there could still be members of a cell in the resort, an officer who declined to be named said: “I would not rule it out”. Police chiefs in the town were huddled in meetings as along the promenade tourists began to return to bars and beach chairs, some nervous, others in disbelief at the tragedy that had unfolded while many were sleeping. Spanish police in Cambrils after the attack Credit: Cambrils /EFE Raquel Doval, a 22-year-old student from Navarra on holiday with her family, was having dinner at a restaurant terrace on the promenade when they heard shots, which they initially mistook for fireworks. Suddenly, the staff told them to run inside and hide, and they saw people fleeing and screaming. “We just arrived yesterday. It was our first night,” she told The Telegraph, describing the terror she felt barricaded inside the restaurant and later, as the family edged their way back to the hotel, sticking to areas off limits to vehicles for fear of further attack. Nevertheless, her family planned to stay and finish their holiday, she said. “We do not want to let them think we are afraid. You have to go on.” 2:50PM Motorways leading out of Barcelona gridlocked due to police checks Motorways leading out of Barcelona were gridlocked due to police checkpoints on Friday afternoon, reports James Rothwell. Officers armed with shotguns were scrutinising every passenger in every vehicle leaving Barcelona via the C32 road, slowing the pace of traffic to a crawl. French police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain Credit: RAYMOND ROIG/AFP The road runs south along the coastline towards the small town of Alcanar, where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday. Police say they found canisters of gas inside the house and believe it is linked to the attacks. 2:27PM Queen condemns ‘deeply upsetting’ attacks in message to Spain’s king The Queen has sent a message of support to the King of Spain describing the terrorist attacks in his country as “terrible” and commenting how it is “deeply upsetting” when innocent people are put at risk. The Queen said in her message: “Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. “It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. “Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.” 2:03PM Police confirm Barcelona van driver is still not ‘identified’ A police chief has told a press conference that the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack has still not been “identified”. Josep Luis Trapero told reporters that investigators are linking the attacks on La Rambla, Cambrils and the explosion in Alcanar. While suspect Moussa Oukabir, who remains on the run, has been named by sources as the suspected van driver, news website La Vanguardia reported that police sources said they have not ruled out the driver is one of those killed in Cambrils. The hired van used in the Las Ramblas attack Four of the dead men in Cambrils have been identified. They were aged 21, 27, 28 and 34. Three were Moroccan and one was Spanish and police said none of them were previously known to the security services for terror-related reasons. But Mr Trapero, a Catalan regional police official, told reporters the fifth man had not yet been identified. He also revealed that police had yet to identify the Barcelona driver and said: “It could be one of the people shot in Cambrils, but we don’t know yet.” Mr Trapero said the suspects had been preparing even bigger attacks “for some time”. He also confirmed: the same officer killed four of the five terrorists in Cambrils: “To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest” that three Moroccans and one Spaniard had been arrested “We work with the hypothesis that the authors were preparing for some time in this building of Alcanar both attacks. It was a group, we do not know the specific number, but we do not rule out having other attacks in mind. They are all identified.” 1:42PM Spanish prime minister: Terrorism is Europe’s main problem Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, has said that terrorism is “Europe’s main problem right now”. He said: “What makes us most effective is that we are all united. These attacks are not only against us, but against all countries that defend freedom and democratic values.” He added: “It is very important to work together and exchange everything that has to be exchanged. It is the first problem in Europe right now.” 1:39PM How to explain the horrors of terrorism to children With terror attacks becoming an increasingly regular occurrence, who should parents explain what they are seeing on their TV screens to children. Experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists have advised that parents should be honest with their children about terror attacks. Click here for the full advice. 1:21PM Floral tributes laid in Barcelona for terror attack victims As Spain begins three days of mourning, well-wishers have laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims in Barcelona. Dozens lay flowers for Barcelona terror attack victims 00:55 1:11PM UK ‘urgently looking into reports’ of British child missing in Spain UK authorities are “urgently looking into reports” of a British dual-nationality child believed to be missing in Spain following the terror attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May said. This is believed to be seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who father is from Sydney, who has lived in England and has been pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery school in Kent. Julian Cadman, seven, pictured in a UK nursery school jumper Mrs May, who spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday morning, added: “We must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism, and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it – ridding the internet of poisonous material, and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need. Terrorism is the great threat that we all face, but together we will defeat it.” British dual national child missing after Spain terror attacks, says May 01:46 12:59PM Spanish flags in Madrid fly at half-mast In Madrid, the Spanish capital, flags are flying at half-mast to honour those who were killed and injured in the terror attacks. Flags in Madrid fly at half mast 00:32 12:49PM Fourth person arrested over terror attacks A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Spanish terror attacks, police in Catalonia say. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in Ripoll, where two others had previously been arrested. 12:48PM France strengthening border controls with Spain France is strengthening controls on its border with Spain, the French interior minister says – amid fears that terrorist may try to enter France or has already done so, reports David Chazan. 12:44PM Scotland Yard liaising with Spanish police over attack Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said UK officers are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Officers are at UK ports today ready to meet British holidaymakers returning to the UK from the region in order to take any witness accounts. “Anyone who has returned from Spain can also call the confidential hotline with information on 0800 789 321. “We are also urging people who have images or footage that may assist investigators to upload them to Ukpoliceimageappeal.com.” 12:29PM Hero police officer killed four of five terrorists in Cambrills One Catalan police officer killed four of the five terrorists who used an Audi A3 to plough through pedestrians in the seaside city of Cambrills last night, reports James Crisp. The officer was carrying out a spot check on a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils, when the Audi hit four people before ramming into the police car. One officer suffered a broken tibia and a heavy blow to the head in the collision. One of the five terrorists charges towards police with a knife in Cambrils Credit: Sky News The terrorists’ car overturned in the crash. Seeing the terrorists getting out of the car and advancing towards him with machetes and axes, the hero officer shot four of the terrorists. A fifth fled in the direction of a park, stabbing a passerby in the face with a knife before being gunned down by a police sergeant with a submachine gun, according to La Vanguardia. 12:10PM Dead and wounded made up of 34 different nationalities The dead and wounded from the attacks include 34 different nationalities, Catalan authorities have said. A total of 130 people were wounded in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 11:40AM ‘Small number’ of Britons injured in Spanish terror attacks A “small number” of Britons were injured in the terror attacks in Spain and additional staff have been sent to Barcelona to help, the Foreign Office said. 11:31AM British skateboarder: ‘Van was right next to me… just hitting people’ British witness describes horror of Las Ramblas car attack 00:49 11:27AM Death toll rises to 14 as woman injured in Cambrils dies The death toll after the Spanish attacks has risen to 14, emergency services have said. A woman who was critically injured in the town of Cambrils has died. Six other civilians, including a police officer, were also injured in that attack early today. 11:08AM Minute’s silence held in Barcelona’s main square Thousands of people have held a minute’s silence in Barcelona’s main square for victims of yesterday’s attack. It was attended by Spain’s king and premier. Applause breaks out after minute’s silence for Barcelona attack victims 00:50 The minute’s silence on Plaza Catalunya ended in applause and with calls of I am not afraid” in Catalan and in Spanish. 11:04AM First named victim is a father of two from Italy The first named victim of the Barcelona attack is Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two young children, reports Helena Horton. He was on holiday with his partner and two children – one of whom is about to start school and the other is seven months old. Mr Gulotta was crushed to death on the Ramblas by the lorry while walking hand in hand with his 5-year-old son who his wife Martina managed to snatch to safety in the nick of time, she was quoted as telling friends. Martina was following her husband carrying their seven-month-old baby girl Aria in a rucksack she was wearing on her chest when Bruno was run down, la Repubblica newspaper quoted her telling his workmates. Bruno Gulotta died in the attack in Barcelona Credit: TOM’S HARDWARE Martina grabbed their son Alessandro, aged 5, and rushed both children to safety but Mr Gulotta, 35, was killed instantly. Mr Gulotta worked as a salesman in a computer shop in Legnano in northern Italy. 10:46AM Witness: Terrorist shot by police ‘got up again like a horror film’ A man caught in the panic of the terrorist attack in Cambrils described the scenes as like watching a “horror film”. Fitzroy Davies, who earlier told how one of the attackers smiled at police, was visiting the town for a judo camp. He told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite suffering police gunshots. He said: “He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted ‘police’ and then within 30 seconds the police came. “Next thing you know, they’ve drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired. “He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying ‘stop’, it must have been ‘stop, stop’, or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him.” Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving “like somebody who was on drugs”. He said: “He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was – I don’t know if he was all the ticket, I don’t know because he was just going up and down. “And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. “Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police. “And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that’s when he went down.” Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest. “I think it did it’s job,” he said. “It made everyone fearful. And I think that’s what they were looking for. “He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he’s got something. And that’s why everybody was running.” Eyewitness accounts of Cambrils shooting 00:58 10:23AM Police seek teenager as suspected Barcelona van driver Spanish police have named the man they are seeking as the suspected Barcelona van driver. He is 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, according to local media. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. 10:20AM ‘Defiant’ Las Ramblas reopens as Barcelona unites Less than 24 hours after the Barcelona attack, Las Ramblas reopened this morning in a show of “defiance” as Barcelona residents united to help those affected. Las Ramblas reopens for business following the terror attack Credit: Getty Stallholders opened for business as usual along the main artery of the city. Click here for more reaction. Placards with black ribbons hang on a kiosk in the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas Credit: Reuters 10:04AM 12-strong terror cell behind attacks, police believe Police in Spain have said that a terror cell of 12 people is believed to have been behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as well as the explosion in Alcanar, according to local media. 9:53AM How is the Alcanar house explosion linked to the attacks? A gas explosion at a house in Alcanar that killed one person on Wednesday is being linked to the attacks. The blast that killed one person and injured seven others happened at a property in the village 130 miles from Barcelona. Firefighters found an estimated 20 gas cylinders in the property. The house that collapsed after a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar on Wednesday Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Documents found in the rubble of the house established a connection with the Barcelona massacre, investigators believe. Investigators have revealed that they believe an eight-strong terror cell could have been planning a gas canister attack. 9:35AM At least one more terrorist still being sought after van attack At least one more terrorist is still being sought over the Barcelona van attack, Catalan’s regional president has said. Carles Puigdemont told local radio there was at least one “terrorist still out there”, but that “we don’t have information regarding the capacity to do more harm”. This is thought to be the van driver, who is believed to still be on the run after fleeing unarmed. 9:31AM Spanish and EU flags fly at half-mast in Brussels After the twin terror attacks in Spain, both the Spanish and European Union flags are flying at half-mast outside the European Parliament in Brussels this morning. La bandera de España y de la Unión Europea a media asta en la sede del Parlamento Europeo. Europa de luto junto a España. pic.twitter.com/Nr7lSletvA— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) August 18, 2017 9:20AM British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona attack The family of a seven-year-old boy believed to be British has posted on Facebook begging for his safe return after he was separated from his injured mother in the Barcelona attack, reports Helena Horton. Julian Cadman was in the Spanish city with his mother when the van struck where they were walking. The two were reportedly there to attend a wedding. Julian Cadman is pictured wearing a jumper from a British nursery Credit: JOM CADMAN It appears Julian is British. Although his aunt and uncle who are searching for him live in Sydney, Julian is pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery in the UK. He also has relatives who live in the UK. Jumarie ‘Jom’ Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. Click here for more details on those missing after the attack. 9:00AM Third suspect arrested is 34-year-old Moroccan national The Catalan police have confirmed the third person to be arrested is a 34-year-old Moroccan national who was living in Ripoll. He is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and the driver of the van remains on the run. 8:45AM Terror cell of eight ‘planning attack with gas canisters’ Authorities investigating that attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils believe that a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters, according to a judicial source. 8:44AM Man arrested in Ripoll could be driver of car that drove into police checkpoint, official says Joaquim Form, the Catalan interior secretary, told RAC1 radio that initial indications were that the man arrested in Ripoll could be the driver of the car that yesterday drove into a police checkpoint on Avenida Diagonal before abandoning the vehicle in Sant Just Desvern, reports Hannah Strange. The person killed in Sant Just Desvern was apparently the owner of the vehicle, who was found dead from knife wounds inside; it had previously been reported that the driver had died in a police operation. 8:25AM Suicide belts worn by Cambrils attackers were fake, police say The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region’s head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1. He said bomb experts had confirmed the explosive belts were duds. 8:04AM Cambrils terrorist taunted and smiled at police as they shot him, says British witness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, was caught up in the second attack in Cambrils and described how police shot dead one of the attackers. He told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded. “These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road. One of our guys stood up, looked and just said ‘run’, so we all ran. “This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. I didn’t know what it was, so we said call the police.” A policeman stands by the car used in a terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP “Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. “And then they ‘pop, pop’, did a couple of shots and he fell down. “He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground.” 7:51AM Third arrest in connection with Barcelona attack A third person has been arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll following the van attack in Barcelona, police and the Catalonia Interior Minister have said. It is unclear if this is the driver of the van that killed 13 people. 7:37AM Recap: How terror returned to streets of Europe If you are just joining our live coverage here’s a recap: Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, at least six people were hurt when “alleged terrorists” drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces. Police officers help the injured after the van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: David Armengou/EPA The five attackers in the Audi A3, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force’s bomb squad. Two of the injured in Cambrils were in critical condition, emergency services said. Police say the attacks were linked. Police at the scene in Cambrils where five terrorists were killed Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Police detain a possible suspect after the Barcelona attack Credit: Jason Yu/Twitter Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. Victims of the Barcelona attack Credit: David Armengou/EFE This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. 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Barcelona attack: Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead amid fears terror suspects fled across border to France

Coverage continues Saturday Aug 19th A huge manhunt was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas. The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night. Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:52 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy’s mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday’s attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy’s family is searching for him. He did not release the boy’s name. He added: “All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona.” 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country’s main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona’s opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33 11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona’s Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55 10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain’s Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.” The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.” 7:32PM Spanish police ‘looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France’ A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France’s interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation. 6:37PM Riot police seal off section of Las Ramblas amid protest Riot police have cordoned off a section of Las Ramblas as a group of people, some with masks over their faces, began shouting and bottles were thrown, Hayley Dixon reports. The group were shouting anti fascist slogans and clapping. 4:56PM Witness tells of hiding in restaurant amid terror attack A 22-year-old eyewitness, Raquel Doval, who was holidaying with her family at the time of the attack in Cambrils, describes how she had to hide in a restaurant to escape the terror. ​ Cambrils eyewitness: we had to hide in restaurant, we were frightened 00:52 4:23PM Are holidaymakers covered by insurance if they refuse to fly to Spain in wake of terror attacks? Holidaymakers worried about terror attacks in Spain might not be covered if they refuse to fly, insurers have warned, reports Laura Hughes. A tour operator is only legally obliged to offer travellers a full refund or an alternative holiday if the Foreign Office advises against visiting a destination. Spain has not been put on the Foreign Office’s “no-go” list following the two terror attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona. Malcolm Tarling, from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), told the Telegraph: “While some travel insurance policies may cover cancellation if the Government advise against it, you may not be covered if you decide against travelling to your destination when there is no advice not to do so. “Travel insurance will cover the costs of any emergency medical treatment needed if you are caught up in a terrorist attack. “If you are in, or are planning to visit, an area where an attack has occurred, you should follow any advice from the UK Government and, where necessary, talk to your travel agent, tour operator, airline or other transport provider. “If you change your travel arrangements, then your travel insurance can usually be transferred to cover the new destination.” 3:56PM Friend of arrested suspect ‘very surprised’ by his arrest Pablo Romeres, a waiter at the el Punt restaurant in Ripoll, told The Telegraph that he was good friends with Driss Oukabir, and that he had been “very surprised” by his arrest last night, reports Harry Yorke. “My friend, Driss, he is first to be accused,” he added. “He lives close to the station here, I know him well. I do not know the others, apart from Moussa, his brother. “He was here when it happened I think, so I don’t think it was him. They are talking about Moussa, so maybe he is connected, who knows. “Do I think he would do something like this? No, definitely not.” 3:37PM Donald Trump uses Barcelona tweets to have a dig at US Democrats President Donald Trump set out to reassure Americans this morning, as they wake up to the latest news from Barcelona, Harriet Alexander in New York writes. He said that the homeland security and law enforcement teams were “on alert and closely watching for any sign of trouble”. He then followed up with a dig at the Democrats, accusing them of threatening the country’s security by their refusal to back his travel ban and their resistance to his plans to give police a free rein. He said he is travelling from his New Jersey golf course to Camp David today to discuss “national security, the border and the military” – his favourite topics. Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 The Obstructionist Democrats make Security for our country very difficult. They use the courts and associated delay at all times. Must stop!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary! The courts must give us back our protective rights. Have to be tough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 Heading to Camp David for major meeting on National Security, the Border and the Military (which we are rapidly building to strongest ever).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2017 3:26PM How the Barcelona attack showed all the hallmarks of new jihadi tactics The terror attack in Barcelona that left 14 dead bore an eerie similarity to other recent attacks, showing all the hallmarks of new jihadi methods, writes Jacob Burns. It echoed recent attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. In each of those instances, an attacker drove a vehicle into crowds at high profile locations in the city, with deadly effect. The July 2016 Nice attack involving a lorry killed dozens Credit: ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters In each case, Isil also claimed responsibility, saying that the attackers had answered their call to attack nations who are participating in the anti-Isil coalition. Click here to read more. 3:20PM One American killed in Barcelona attack The US state department has confirmed that one American citizen died in the Barcelona attack and another has suffered minor injuries, reports Harriet Alexander. A spokesman said: “The US consulate general in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to US citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils. “At this time we can confirm that one US citizen was killed. We can also confirm that one US citizen sustained minor injuries. “Out of respects for the family’s privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties that are not yet identified.” Sec. Tillerson confirms death of US citizen in terrorist attacks in #Spain; expresses sympathies & offers thoughts and prayers. #Barcelonapic.twitter.com/Qslz4gKKd2— Department of State (@StateDept) August 18, 2017 Click here to read more about the victims. 3:17PM Police ‘do not rule out’ other members of terror cell in Cambrils The woman who died following the attack in Cambrils was part of a family visiting from Zaragoza, two other members of which have also been hospitalised, reports Hannah Strange. The victim has not yet been named. Police in Cambrils said they could not be certain if the attackers had come from outside the beach town or had a base there. Asked by The Telegraph if they believed there could still be members of a cell in the resort, an officer who declined to be named said: “I would not rule it out”. Police chiefs in the town were huddled in meetings as along the promenade tourists began to return to bars and beach chairs, some nervous, others in disbelief at the tragedy that had unfolded while many were sleeping. Spanish police in Cambrils after the attack Credit: Cambrils /EFE Raquel Doval, a 22-year-old student from Navarra on holiday with her family, was having dinner at a restaurant terrace on the promenade when they heard shots, which they initially mistook for fireworks. Suddenly, the staff told them to run inside and hide, and they saw people fleeing and screaming. “We just arrived yesterday. It was our first night,” she told The Telegraph, describing the terror she felt barricaded inside the restaurant and later, as the family edged their way back to the hotel, sticking to areas off limits to vehicles for fear of further attack. Nevertheless, her family planned to stay and finish their holiday, she said. “We do not want to let them think we are afraid. You have to go on.” 2:50PM Motorways leading out of Barcelona gridlocked due to police checks Motorways leading out of Barcelona were gridlocked due to police checkpoints on Friday afternoon, reports James Rothwell. Officers armed with shotguns were scrutinising every passenger in every vehicle leaving Barcelona via the C32 road, slowing the pace of traffic to a crawl. French police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain Credit: RAYMOND ROIG/AFP The road runs south along the coastline towards the small town of Alcanar, where a huge explosion took place on Wednesday. Police say they found canisters of gas inside the house and believe it is linked to the attacks. 2:27PM Queen condemns ‘deeply upsetting’ attacks in message to Spain’s king The Queen has sent a message of support to the King of Spain describing the terrorist attacks in his country as “terrible” and commenting how it is “deeply upsetting” when innocent people are put at risk. The Queen said in her message: “Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. “It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. “Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.” 2:03PM Police confirm Barcelona van driver is still not ‘identified’ A police chief has told a press conference that the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack has still not been “identified”. Josep Luis Trapero told reporters that investigators are linking the attacks on La Rambla, Cambrils and the explosion in Alcanar. While suspect Moussa Oukabir, who remains on the run, has been named by sources as the suspected van driver, news website La Vanguardia reported that police sources said they have not ruled out the driver is one of those killed in Cambrils. The hired van used in the Las Ramblas attack Four of the dead men in Cambrils have been identified. They were aged 21, 27, 28 and 34. Three were Moroccan and one was Spanish and police said none of them were previously known to the security services for terror-related reasons. But Mr Trapero, a Catalan regional police official, told reporters the fifth man had not yet been identified. He also revealed that police had yet to identify the Barcelona driver and said: “It could be one of the people shot in Cambrils, but we don’t know yet.” Mr Trapero said the suspects had been preparing even bigger attacks “for some time”. He also confirmed: the same officer killed four of the five terrorists in Cambrils: “To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest” that three Moroccans and one Spaniard had been arrested “We work with the hypothesis that the authors were preparing for some time in this building of Alcanar both attacks. It was a group, we do not know the specific number, but we do not rule out having other attacks in mind. They are all identified.” 1:42PM Spanish prime minister: Terrorism is Europe’s main problem Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, has said that terrorism is “Europe’s main problem right now”. He said: “What makes us most effective is that we are all united. These attacks are not only against us, but against all countries that defend freedom and democratic values.” He added: “It is very important to work together and exchange everything that has to be exchanged. It is the first problem in Europe right now.” 1:39PM How to explain the horrors of terrorism to children With terror attacks becoming an increasingly regular occurrence, who should parents explain what they are seeing on their TV screens to children. Experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists have advised that parents should be honest with their children about terror attacks. Click here for the full advice. 1:21PM Floral tributes laid in Barcelona for terror attack victims As Spain begins three days of mourning, well-wishers have laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims in Barcelona. Dozens lay flowers for Barcelona terror attack victims 00:55 1:11PM UK ‘urgently looking into reports’ of British child missing in Spain UK authorities are “urgently looking into reports” of a British dual-nationality child believed to be missing in Spain following the terror attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May said. This is believed to be seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who father is from Sydney, who has lived in England and has been pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery school in Kent. Julian Cadman, seven, pictured in a UK nursery school jumper Mrs May, who spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday morning, added: “We must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism, and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it – ridding the internet of poisonous material, and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need. Terrorism is the great threat that we all face, but together we will defeat it.” British dual national child missing after Spain terror attacks, says May 01:46 12:59PM Spanish flags in Madrid fly at half-mast In Madrid, the Spanish capital, flags are flying at half-mast to honour those who were killed and injured in the terror attacks. Flags in Madrid fly at half mast 00:32 12:49PM Fourth person arrested over terror attacks A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Spanish terror attacks, police in Catalonia say. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in Ripoll, where two others had previously been arrested. 12:48PM France strengthening border controls with Spain France is strengthening controls on its border with Spain, the French interior minister says – amid fears that terrorist may try to enter France or has already done so, reports David Chazan. 12:44PM Scotland Yard liaising with Spanish police over attack Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said UK officers are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Officers are at UK ports today ready to meet British holidaymakers returning to the UK from the region in order to take any witness accounts. “Anyone who has returned from Spain can also call the confidential hotline with information on 0800 789 321. “We are also urging people who have images or footage that may assist investigators to upload them to Ukpoliceimageappeal.com.” 12:29PM Hero police officer killed four of five terrorists in Cambrills One Catalan police officer killed four of the five terrorists who used an Audi A3 to plough through pedestrians in the seaside city of Cambrills last night, reports James Crisp. The officer was carrying out a spot check on a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils, when the Audi hit four people before ramming into the police car. One officer suffered a broken tibia and a heavy blow to the head in the collision. One of the five terrorists charges towards police with a knife in Cambrils Credit: Sky News The terrorists’ car overturned in the crash. Seeing the terrorists getting out of the car and advancing towards him with machetes and axes, the hero officer shot four of the terrorists. A fifth fled in the direction of a park, stabbing a passerby in the face with a knife before being gunned down by a police sergeant with a submachine gun, according to La Vanguardia. 12:10PM Dead and wounded made up of 34 different nationalities The dead and wounded from the attacks include 34 different nationalities, Catalan authorities have said. A total of 130 people were wounded in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 11:40AM ‘Small number’ of Britons injured in Spanish terror attacks A “small number” of Britons were injured in the terror attacks in Spain and additional staff have been sent to Barcelona to help, the Foreign Office said. 11:31AM British skateboarder: ‘Van was right next to me… just hitting people’ British witness describes horror of Las Ramblas car attack 00:49 11:27AM Death toll rises to 14 as woman injured in Cambrils dies The death toll after the Spanish attacks has risen to 14, emergency services have said. A woman who was critically injured in the town of Cambrils has died. Six other civilians, including a police officer, were also injured in that attack early today. 11:08AM Minute’s silence held in Barcelona’s main square Thousands of people have held a minute’s silence in Barcelona’s main square for victims of yesterday’s attack. It was attended by Spain’s king and premier. Applause breaks out after minute’s silence for Barcelona attack victims 00:50 The minute’s silence on Plaza Catalunya ended in applause and with calls of I am not afraid” in Catalan and in Spanish. 11:04AM First named victim is a father of two from Italy The first named victim of the Barcelona attack is Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two young children, reports Helena Horton. He was on holiday with his partner and two children – one of whom is about to start school and the other is seven months old. Mr Gulotta was crushed to death on the Ramblas by the lorry while walking hand in hand with his 5-year-old son who his wife Martina managed to snatch to safety in the nick of time, she was quoted as telling friends. Martina was following her husband carrying their seven-month-old baby girl Aria in a rucksack she was wearing on her chest when Bruno was run down, la Repubblica newspaper quoted her telling his workmates. Bruno Gulotta died in the attack in Barcelona Credit: TOM’S HARDWARE Martina grabbed their son Alessandro, aged 5, and rushed both children to safety but Mr Gulotta, 35, was killed instantly. Mr Gulotta worked as a salesman in a computer shop in Legnano in northern Italy. 10:46AM Witness: Terrorist shot by police ‘got up again like a horror film’ A man caught in the panic of the terrorist attack in Cambrils described the scenes as like watching a “horror film”. Fitzroy Davies, who earlier told how one of the attackers smiled at police, was visiting the town for a judo camp. He told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite suffering police gunshots. He said: “He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted ‘police’ and then within 30 seconds the police came. “Next thing you know, they’ve drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired. “He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying ‘stop’, it must have been ‘stop, stop’, or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him.” Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving “like somebody who was on drugs”. He said: “He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was – I don’t know if he was all the ticket, I don’t know because he was just going up and down. “And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. “Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police. “And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that’s when he went down.” Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest. “I think it did it’s job,” he said. “It made everyone fearful. And I think that’s what they were looking for. “He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he’s got something. And that’s why everybody was running.” Eyewitness accounts of Cambrils shooting 00:58 10:23AM Police seek teenager as suspected Barcelona van driver Spanish police have named the man they are seeking as the suspected Barcelona van driver. He is 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, according to local media. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. 10:20AM ‘Defiant’ Las Ramblas reopens as Barcelona unites Less than 24 hours after the Barcelona attack, Las Ramblas reopened this morning in a show of “defiance” as Barcelona residents united to help those affected. Las Ramblas reopens for business following the terror attack Credit: Getty Stallholders opened for business as usual along the main artery of the city. Click here for more reaction. Placards with black ribbons hang on a kiosk in the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas Credit: Reuters 10:04AM 12-strong terror cell behind attacks, police believe Police in Spain have said that a terror cell of 12 people is believed to have been behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils as well as the explosion in Alcanar, according to local media. 9:53AM How is the Alcanar house explosion linked to the attacks? A gas explosion at a house in Alcanar that killed one person on Wednesday is being linked to the attacks. The blast that killed one person and injured seven others happened at a property in the village 130 miles from Barcelona. Firefighters found an estimated 20 gas cylinders in the property. The house that collapsed after a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar on Wednesday Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Documents found in the rubble of the house established a connection with the Barcelona massacre, investigators believe. Investigators have revealed that they believe an eight-strong terror cell could have been planning a gas canister attack. 9:35AM At least one more terrorist still being sought after van attack At least one more terrorist is still being sought over the Barcelona van attack, Catalan’s regional president has said. Carles Puigdemont told local radio there was at least one “terrorist still out there”, but that “we don’t have information regarding the capacity to do more harm”. This is thought to be the van driver, who is believed to still be on the run after fleeing unarmed. 9:31AM Spanish and EU flags fly at half-mast in Brussels After the twin terror attacks in Spain, both the Spanish and European Union flags are flying at half-mast outside the European Parliament in Brussels this morning. La bandera de España y de la Unión Europea a media asta en la sede del Parlamento Europeo. Europa de luto junto a España. pic.twitter.com/Nr7lSletvA— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) August 18, 2017 9:20AM British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona attack The family of a seven-year-old boy believed to be British has posted on Facebook begging for his safe return after he was separated from his injured mother in the Barcelona attack, reports Helena Horton. Julian Cadman was in the Spanish city with his mother when the van struck where they were walking. The two were reportedly there to attend a wedding. Julian Cadman is pictured wearing a jumper from a British nursery Credit: JOM CADMAN It appears Julian is British. Although his aunt and uncle who are searching for him live in Sydney, Julian is pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery in the UK. He also has relatives who live in the UK. Jumarie ‘Jom’ Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. Click here for more details on those missing after the attack. 9:00AM Third suspect arrested is 34-year-old Moroccan national The Catalan police have confirmed the third person to be arrested is a 34-year-old Moroccan national who was living in Ripoll. He is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and the driver of the van remains on the run. 8:45AM Terror cell of eight ‘planning attack with gas canisters’ Authorities investigating that attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils believe that a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters, according to a judicial source. 8:44AM Man arrested in Ripoll could be driver of car that drove into police checkpoint, official says Joaquim Form, the Catalan interior secretary, told RAC1 radio that initial indications were that the man arrested in Ripoll could be the driver of the car that yesterday drove into a police checkpoint on Avenida Diagonal before abandoning the vehicle in Sant Just Desvern, reports Hannah Strange. The person killed in Sant Just Desvern was apparently the owner of the vehicle, who was found dead from knife wounds inside; it had previously been reported that the driver had died in a police operation. 8:25AM Suicide belts worn by Cambrils attackers were fake, police say The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region’s head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1. He said bomb experts had confirmed the explosive belts were duds. 8:04AM Cambrils terrorist taunted and smiled at police as they shot him, says British witness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, was caught up in the second attack in Cambrils and described how police shot dead one of the attackers. He told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded. “These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road. One of our guys stood up, looked and just said ‘run’, so we all ran. “This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. I didn’t know what it was, so we said call the police.” A policeman stands by the car used in a terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP “Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. “And then they ‘pop, pop’, did a couple of shots and he fell down. “He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground.” 7:51AM Third arrest in connection with Barcelona attack A third person has been arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll following the van attack in Barcelona, police and the Catalonia Interior Minister have said. It is unclear if this is the driver of the van that killed 13 people. 7:37AM Recap: How terror returned to streets of Europe If you are just joining our live coverage here’s a recap: Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, at least six people were hurt when “alleged terrorists” drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces. Police officers help the injured after the van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: David Armengou/EPA The five attackers in the Audi A3, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force’s bomb squad. Two of the injured in Cambrils were in critical condition, emergency services said. Police say the attacks were linked. Police at the scene in Cambrils where five terrorists were killed Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Police detain a possible suspect after the Barcelona attack Credit: Jason Yu/Twitter Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. Victims of the Barcelona attack Credit: David Armengou/EFE This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. Stay with us for the latest updates throughout the day. Terror timeline – Ramming attacks involving vehicles

<p>Police in Spain say they have shot and killed several people south of Barcelona while carrying out an operation in response to a terrorist attack. </p>
Spanish police thwart possible second attack

Police in Spain say they have shot and killed several people south of Barcelona while carrying out an operation in response to a terrorist attack.

<p>A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. </p>
Barcelona terror attack: Thirteen killed in Spain’s worst such incident since 2004; 4 terrorists neutralised

A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone.

<p>Police operation underway but ‘under control’ after ‘possible terrorist attack’ south of Barcelona (ABC News) </p>
Police operation underway but ‘under control’ after ‘possible terrorist attack’ south of Barcelona

Police operation underway but ‘under control’ after ‘possible terrorist attack’ south of Barcelona (ABC News)

<p>A van has mowed down crowds in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people. </p>
A van has mowed down crowds in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people.

A van has mowed down crowds in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people.

<p>At least 13 people have died after a van was driven through Barcelona’s tourist packed Las Ramblas. </p>
At least 13 people have died after a van was driven through Barcelona’s tourist packed Las Ramblas.

At least 13 people have died after a van was driven through Barcelona’s tourist packed Las Ramblas.

<p>La policía rastreaba la madrugada del viernes diversas localidades en Cataluña después de que un ataque en Barcelona reivindicado por el Estado Islámico dejase 13 muertos y un centenar de heridos. En la imagen, miembros de la policía forense buscan pistas en el lugar del atropello en Barcelona. REUTERS/Sergio Perez </p>
La policía peina Cataluña tras ataques con 13 muertos en Barcelona

La policía rastreaba la madrugada del viernes diversas localidades en Cataluña después de que un ataque en Barcelona reivindicado por el Estado Islámico dejase 13 muertos y un centenar de heridos. En la imagen, miembros de la policía forense buscan pistas en el lugar del atropello en Barcelona. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

<p>‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported. </p>
Barcelona attack: police shoot dead four terror suspects in Cambrils after van crashes into crowd at Las Ramblas, killing 13

‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported.

<p>‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported. </p>
Barcelona attack: police shoot dead four terror suspects in Cambrils after van crashes into crowd at Las Ramblas, killing 13

‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported.

<p>‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported. </p>
Barcelona attack: police shoot dead four terror suspects in Cambrils after van crashes into crowd at Las Ramblas, killing 13

‘Several terrorists’ shot dead in Cambrils operation Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 13 people killed and more than 100 people injured Driver still on the run, police confirm Islamic State claims responsibility Explosion at Alcanar house linked to Barcelona attack Two suspects arrested Another man shot dead at checkpoint – unclear if linked Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: ‘we’ll do whatever is necessary to help’ Barcelona attack: Everything we know Who are the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack? Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, police killed four terror suspects. One suspect was injured. The suspects were thought to have been plotting a similar attack to Barcelona. Six civilians and one officer were injured in Cambrils. It was not known whether Cambrils was linked to the Las Ramblas attack. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots. “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.” The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. In the aftermath of the attack, metro and train stations were closed amid reports that the attackers had entrenched themselves in a nearby Turkish restaurant. This was dismissed as false by Spanish police, who advised tourists to stay in hotels. British tourist Steve Garrett was at a nearby market. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ “A large number of people ran into the market, lots of screaming, lots of shouting,” he said. “We ran into a bakery with four or five others and ran straight upstairs. An enormous wave of people went through the market.” A man was shot dead after running over two police officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city later in the evening. Police said last night it did not appear that the incident was linked to the van attack. This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead. Spain has not been hit by a serious terrorist incident since 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. But the country’s reputation as a tourist hotspot has raised the terror risk. Mapped: Barcelona van attack Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said. “The CIA had already warned the Mossos d’Esquadra [police] that Barcelona might be a terrorist target … They even put the focus on the Ramblas,” El Periodico stated. 3:04AM New York lights up In other tributes, the Empire State building and the World Trade Center in New York lit up in Catalan and Spanish colours. Empire State Building lit up in the blue, red & yellow of the Catalan flag tonight #TotsSomBarcelonapic.twitter.com/I63KBMB2mh— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) August 18, 2017 Spire of One World Trade Center shines red and yellow in tribute to the victims of #Barcelona terror attack. Photo: @maximusupinNYcpic.twitter.com/mCBL4NUFHU— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 18, 2017 2:01AM Eiffel Tower turns off lights in tribute Tonight, from 12:45 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack. #EiffelTowerpic.twitter.com/NVtVgAQmE8— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 17, 2017 1:48AM Cambrils terror suspects ‘had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona’ RTVE reported that the suspects had attempted to carry out a similar attack to that in Barcelona by driving a van at pedestrians. The broadcaster said seven people were injured, including two seriously. 1:07AM Suspected attackers killed in Cambrils Spanish police have killed several people in a coastal town south of Barcelona in response to a terrorist attack. Reports of an operation by security services in Cambrils emerged shortly after 1am local time, some eight hours after a van driver killed 13 people and injured more than 100 in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bystanders could be seen running for cover and several gunshots heard in footage posted on social media that appeared to have been filmed on the town’s beachfront promenade. We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators— Mossos (@mossos) August 18, 2017 12:48AM ‘Possible terror attack in Cambrils’ Police say they are dealing with a “possible terror attack” in Cambrils. Local media report that three people have been killed in a police shootout. 12:26AM Operation underway in Cambrils A police operation is underway in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles south of Barcelona. The 112 Catalonia emergency service tweeted: “IF YOU’RE NOW IN £Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing.” IF YOU’RE NOW IN #Cambrils avoid going out. Stay home, stay safe. Police operation ongoing— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 17, 2017 11:41PM Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of ‘jihadist terrorism’ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response. “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona. He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact. 10:24PM Explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar linked to Las Ramblas attack Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that an explosion on Wednesday night in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, is now believed to be connected to Thursday’s attack. At the time police thought it was a gas explosion. The house was destroyed, with six people injured and one dead. Inside the house, which police believe was occupied for a few months, they found around 20 canisters of butane and propane gas. General view of the debris of a house after it completely collapsed after a gas leak explosion in a real state in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, northeastern Spain, 17 August 2017 Credit: EPA/JAUME SELLART A woman was found dead inside and a man, discovered among the rubble, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The explosion could be heard for several miles. 10:11PM Police: driver of van not among the two arrested suspects Police have said that neither of the two detained suspects was the driver. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police officer, said the two suspects in custody were directly linked to the attack, “but that doesn’t mean that either were the author of the attack”. The wereabouts of the driver was unclear last night. The two suspects in custody in the Barcelona van attack are a Spanish national from Melilla and a Moroccan. 9:55PM Theresa May full statement The Prime Minister has given a longer statement: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism. 9:53PM CIA ‘warned Spanish authorities two months ago Las Ramblas was a terriortarget’ The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas in particular was a terror target, reports said. 9:09PM Oukabir ‘denies involvement in Las Ramblas attack’ A local newspaper in Catalonia, El Nacional, reported that Oukabir told police in Ripoll that he had nothing to do with the Barcelona attack. He said that his documents had been stolen and used to hire the car, sources told the paper. Jordi Munell, mayor of Ripoll, confirmed that Oukabir had denied any involvement in the attack. The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they were looking into the report and not confirm or deny it. 8:34PM Man who drove at police officers at checkpoint shot dead The police force for Spain’s Catalonia region says troopers have shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two officers at a traffic blockade in Barcelona. The Mossos d’Esquadra force did not indicate if the incident was related to the van attack in the city’s Las Ramblas . Local media reports say a white Ford Focus ran over the officers and then was intercepted by police 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away. That’s where troopers shot one man dead. 8:27PM Islamic State claims responsibility The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, according to a statement from its Amaq “news agency”. 8:20PM Death toll 12 – 80 people hospitalised Catalonia’s regional president says 12 dead and 80 victims hospitalised in Barcelona van attack. 8:16PM Two arrests made after attack Catalonia’s regional president says there have been two arrests after the Barcelona van attack. Separately local reports said a suspect had been shot dead by police. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack. 8:07PM Spain’s royals condemn the ‘assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us’ Spain’s royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators “assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorise us.” The royal palace’s statement, which was posted on Twitter, also said that “All of Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will once again be for all.” 8:02PM Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy heads to Barcelona to coordinate security response Me traslado ya a Barcelona. Máxima coordinación para detener a los autores, reforzar la seguridad y atender a todos los afectados. Unidad MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 17, 2017 Mr Rajoy said that “the terrorists will never destroy a united people who love liberty over barbarism. All of Spain is with the victims and families.” 7:58PM Former Holby City star hid in restaurant freezer during attack Laila Rouass, the former Holby City actress and wife of snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan, hid in a restaurant freezer during the attack. In the middle of the attack. Hiding in a restaurant freezer. Happened so fast. Praying for the safety of everyone here x— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Gunshots just heard. Armed police running down thw street looking for someone— Laila Rouass (@lailarouass) August 17, 2017 Ronnie O’Sullivan receiving an O.B.E. in 2016 pictured with his mother Maria O’Sullivan (right) and partner Laila Rouass (left) Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 7:51PM ‘Suspected attacker killed in shootout with police’ -local media reports One of the suspected attackers involved in mowing down people in Barcelona has been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city, La Vanguardia newspaper reported. Police earlier confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the attack. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved in the incident 7:44PM Angela Merkel condemns ‘revolting attack’ The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the “revolting attack” in Barcelona. “We are thinking with profound sadness of the victims of the revolting attack in Barcelona – with solidarity and frienship alongside the Spanish people,” tweeted spokesman Steffen Seibert. 7:42PM Macron vows solidarity with Spain French President Emmanuel Macron voiced solidarity with Spain. “We remain united and determined,” Macron said on Twitter, describing it as a “tragic attack” and saying his thoughts were with the victims. 7:41PM Briton caught up in Barcelona attack talks of her ‘unbridled fear’ Susan Maclean, who is on holiday in Barcelona with her husband, said she was “very lucky” to have avoided the van as it ploughed through the crowds. She told Channel 4 News: “All of a sudden, there was this screaming and hordes of people, like a tidal wave of people, fear etched in their faces, running towards us, many of them yelling in Spanish. “We had no idea what was going on. My first thought was this is a terrorist attack.” She said she felt “unbridled fear” during the incident where she was barricaded into a nearby shop for safety. Ms Maclean said: “It was very difficult to know what was going on. “People were shouting. We could hear the word ‘shooting, shooting’. We weren’t really sure whether that was shooting as in the English or a Spanish word so it was just unbridled fear.” 7:29PM Theresa May: ‘UK stands with Spain against terror’ Britain “stands with Spain against terror”, Prime Minister Theresa May said following the deadly attack. “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. 7:04PM Donald Trump: we’ll do whatever is necessary to help The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 7:01PM Melania Trump send her thoughts and prayers The US first lady tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017 7:00PM Suspect arrested Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect in the Barcelona van attack has been arrested. 6:43PM Passport ‘found at scene’ Barcelona’s Tv3 reports that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack. 6:42PM Second van ‘found by police’ Reuters, citing local authorities, reports that a second van has been found by police in the town of Vic, north of Barcelona. 6:39PM Jeremy Corbyn tweets his support Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 17, 2017 6:36PM London stands with Barcelona Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has tweeted: My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 17, 2017 6:16PM ‘There was a mini stampede’ Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday’s van ramming. “All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos… people just started running screaming,” he told Sky. “There was kind of a mini stampede. “It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes.” A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured. At least 56 people have been taken to hospitals across the city, according to local newspaper La Vanguardia. 6:08PM Van ‘was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way’ TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800. 5:55PM Death toll ‘could be as high as 13’ Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media. 5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House’s chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM ‘Second van’ linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do. Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. “Everybody was running and panicking and crying,” she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask. Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. “It’s unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit: PAU BARRENA “It’s the first time we’ve been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn’t know if it was terrorism, a bomb.” Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now. “A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start,” she said. 5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates. 5:39PM ‘There was panic everywhere,” says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. “We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere.” An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit: Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: “I don’t know what to do”. 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive. It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van. That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, 5:26PM ‘We heard gunshots…there was screaming and shouting’ Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit: REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: “A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. “The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla “Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away “The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots.” Mr Garrett said a “second wave” of people then entered the market, followed by armed police. Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: “They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall.” Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: “First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas.” 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence, confusion, and helicopters flying overhead. Local media is reporting is that several people have died. The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation. 5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017 5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona’s city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van. 5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM ‘It was chaos…everyone was in panic mode’ Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was “jam-packed” with tourists. He told Sky News: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. “Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.” Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as “chaos”, with everyone in “panic mode”. He added: “Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. “One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. “And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas.” 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: “It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical… first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 “All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode.” She added: “We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly… there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly.” Police at the scene of the crash Another said: “We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because… there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it.” 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place. 4:48PM Emergency services – close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene. A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons 4:43PM Suspected driver ‘fled on foot’ The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related. 4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona’s Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017 4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores 4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla 4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported.

<p>Quatro suspeitos foram mortos e um ferido e detido em novo ataque em Cambrils, ao sul de Barcelona (AP) </p>
Cambrils, Espanha (AP)

Quatro suspeitos foram mortos e um ferido e detido em novo ataque em Cambrils, ao sul de Barcelona (AP)

<p>A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone. </p>
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A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone.

<p>A person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran) </p>
A person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

A person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

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NYPD ramps up security in wake of Barcelona attack

NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said on Thursday that the department is “closely monitoring” the situation in Barcelona, where the van rammed into a crowd in a popular tourist section of the city.

<p>Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, foils bomb plot </p>
Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, foils bomb plot

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, foils bomb plot

<p>A police officer cordons off a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) </p>
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A police officer cordons off a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

<p>A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack. </p>
Attacker drives van into crowd in Barcelona, Spain; 13 dead, 100 hurt

A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.

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<p>A police officer gestures as he blocks a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) </p>
A police officer gestures as he blocks a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A police officer gestures as he blocks a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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