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Spanish police widen search for Barcelona attack suspect

Spanish police widen search for Barcelona attack suspect
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New images of a man thought to be behind two attacks in Spain have been released as police widen their search for the only one of 12 suspects still at large.

Las imágenes de la caravana yihadista en Cambrils https://t.co/b7ekBpLQjEpic.twitter.com/QPbgL1mhoL

— COLPISA (@ColpisaNoticias) August 20, 2017

It’s believed the driver of the van which mowed down and killed 13 people in Barcelona and left dozens injured may have crossed into France.

Security operations are said to be underway on the French border and across Catalonia.

Others implicated in the attacks have either been arrested , shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in Catalonia the day before Thursday’s van attack.

Police uncover cache of 120 gas canisters at house believed to be the bomb-making factory as Barcelona mourns https://t.co/zNESpuZC7qpic.twitter.com/dWoRsluXQw

— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 20, 2017

Following self-styled Islamic States claim of responsibility, hundreds of members of Barcelona’s Moroccan community paid tribute to the victims.

Some carried placards saying “Not in my name” while a banner read “We are Muslims, we are Catalans, we are Spanish. We suffer the same way”.

Meanwhile security measures were in place on Sunday ahead of Barcelona’s first match of the season. Players at the Camp Nou stadium held a minute silence for victims.

In addition to the 13 deaths in Barcelona one woman died in the second vehicle attack in Cambrils.

And the authorities have confirmed that a British-Australian seven-year-old, Julian Cadman was among those killed in Barcelona.

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