Barcelona van driver may be among terrorists gunned down in Cambrils

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-18 21:48:30|Editor: Yurou


Police officers stand guard near the beach in Cambrils, Spain, on Aug. 18, 2017. At least 14 died in Thursday's double terror attacks in Spain, as Spanish people demonstrated defiance and condolences by leaders of the world poured in on Friday. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

BARCELONA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Spanish police are considering the possibility that 1 of the five terrorists shot dead in the town of Cambrils might be the van driver of the Barcelona attack, local media reported Friday.

Hours after the van attack at Barcelona's iconic Las Ramblas street, a vehicle ran over several people in the Catalan resort town of Cambrils, about 100 kilometers southwest of Barcelona.

The five alleged terrorists were taken down by Catalan police in a shootout.

The 5 alleged Cambrils terrorists carried ax and knives in the car and belts with false explosives attached to the body, Catalan police said on Twitter.

The number of people killed in Thursday's double terror attacks rose to 14, after a woman died of injuries at the Joan XXIII hospital, the Catalan emergency services confirmed.

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