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Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack ‘Shot Down’ By Police

Updated during 12:40 p.m. ET

Catalan military contend they have “shot down” Younes Abouyaaqoub, a purported motorist of a outpost that plowed into pedestrians final week in Barcelona. Authorities contend he seemed to have been wearing a belt with explosives.

In a twitter in English, Mossos d’Esquadra, a Catalan military force, pronounced they reliable that Abouyaaqoub, who they described as a “author of a militant conflict in #barcelona” had been “shot down” in Subirats, a city usually west of Barcelona on Spain’s Mediterranean review coast. An progressing twitter from Mossos d’Esquadra pronounced he had been “shot dead,” though it was fast deleted.

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Abouyaaqoub, 22, was a final of a dozen suspects still sought in a attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

The Catalan military force responded Monday after several adults in a city of Subirats reported a questionable particular who fit a outline of Abouyaaqoub, according to Catalan radio Cadena Ser.

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Mossos d’Esquadra tweeted in English: “The questionable male in Subirats wears what looks like a belt of explosives trustworthy to a body. This male has been shot down.” In a successive tweet, in Catalan, military pronounced they were regulating a drudge to proceed a scene.

Police had accounted for all suspects in final week’s attacks solely Abouyaaqoub, who has been a theme of an endless days-long manhunt. He was believed to have been a motorist of a outpost that crushed into pedestrians during a Las Ramblas dance in Barcelona on Thursday, murdering 13 people there.

Hours after that attack, another chairman was killed in a apart car-ramming in a strand review of Cambrils.

Four people have been arrested in a attacks, 3 Moroccans and a Spanish citizen. The remaining 7 members of what authorities have described as a jihadist dungeon are believed to have been killed.

On Monday, authorities pronounced that while journey a stage of his initial attack, Abouyaaqoub hijacked a automobile and stabbed to genocide a occupant. That brings a sum series of people killed as a outcome of final Thursday’s attacks to 15.

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