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Suspected Driver of Barcelona Attack Van Reportedly Among Killed in Cambrils

© AFP 2021 / RAYMOND ROIGFrench police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain near Le Perthus, southern France, on August 18, 2017
French police officers control vehicles coming across the border from Spain near Le Perthus, southern France, on August 18, 2017 - Sputnik International
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A suspected driver of the van that rammed into a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona, is one of the attackers killed in the town of Cambrils, local media reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The van hit pedestrians in Barcelona’s central Ramblas area on Thursday. The Daesh (banned in Russia) terror group has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.

People gather at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas promenade on the Joan Miro mosaic, embedded in the pavement where the van stopped after killing at least 13 people in Barcelona , Spain, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Hours after the incident, another vehicle attack took place in Cambrils, south of Barcelona. The two incidents left 15 people dead and about 130 injured.

After the attacks, police reported that four attackers were killed by police in Cambrils. According to El Periodico newspaper, the driver of the Ramblas attack identified as Moussa Oukabir was one of those eliminated in Cambrils.

It was reported that four people were detained in relation to the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. According to El Periodico newspaper, the fourth detention was carried out in Ripoll, also in Catalonia. According to the police, three of them were Moroccan nationals and one Spanish national. Non of them had a history of terrorism attacks.

 

 

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