Barcelona attack: what we know

Barcelona attack: what we know
By Chris Harris
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A white van, reportedly rented, drove into crowds in the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas in central Barcelona.



- A white van drove into crowds in the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas in central Barcelona on Thursday.

- Spanish police say that the driver of the van, who fled on foot after ploughing into crowds, may still be alive and at large.

- They initially believed he was Mousa Oukabir, one of the five men shot dead by police in the Catalan resort of Cambrils.

- It is now believed that Younes Abouyaaqoub could have been the van driver.

- Death toll: 13


- Another car ramming attack happened in Cambrils, a town 100km south-west of Barcelona, early on Friday.

- An Audi A3 tried to mow down pedestrians on the seafront before crashing into a police vehicle.

- A shoot-out with police broke out, in which five suspected attackers were killed, according to the regional government.

- Seven people, including a police officer, were injured in Cambrils. A woman later died of her injuries.

- Cambrils death toll: 1

- Both attacks left 130 injured, 30 seriously.

- Dead and injured include citizens from France, Germany, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The investigation

- The self-titled Islamic State group (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.

- Police have arrested four people over the attacks.

- Both attacks have been linked to an explosion at a house in Alcanar early on Thursday in which one person died.

- Police have arrested four people in connection with the attacks.

- Another three people have been identified but are still at large.

- Police in France are looking for the driver of a white Renault Kangoo van that may have been used by people involved in the Barcelona attack.


- Authorities have issued arrest warrants for four further suspects in connection with the attacks.

- The Spanish government said that the terror cell behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils has been “dismantled”.

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