Moussa Oukabir, 17, confirmed as one of five attackers killed in Cambrils – as it happened

Hours after van killed 13 people and injured 100 in Las Ramblas, seaside town of Cambrils hit by second vehicle attack, leaving one dead and six wounded

We are closing off our live coverage of the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Spain which have left 14 people dead and more than 100 people injured.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Barcelona and the coastal town of Cambrils, 120km away, though their involvement has not been verified. Police believe an earlier house explosion in Alcanar, 200km from Barcelona, is linked to the attacks.

  • A vehicle ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on the famous Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, killing and injuring people and leading to scenes of chaos and panic.
  • Some eight hours after the Barcelona attack, an Audi A3 car hit pedestrians in the resort town of Cambrils, 120 kilometres to the south. Police shot dead five suspects in the vehicle: Moussa Oukabir, 17, El Houssaine Abouyaaqoub, 19, Said Aallaa, 19, Omar Hychami, 21, and Mohamed Hychami, 24.
Moussa Oukabir, primary suspect in the attack.
  • Police initially believed that one of the five men killed was the driver responsible for the earlier attack in Barcelona, who fled the scene. But police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said he could not confirm the Barcelona driver was one of five men killed and that this theory was losing strength.
  • Police said in total seven suspects had been killed and four more arrested. A search is underway for suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, and British agencies are assisting in an international manhunt for the 22 year-old.
  • Julian Cadman, a seven year-old with dual Australian and British nationality, is still missing after being separated from his mother when she was injured in the Barcelona.
  • Among the dead and injured are people from 34 countries including France, Pakistan, Spain, the Netherlands, China, Venezuela, Mauritania, Australia, Britain and the United States.

 

2 thoughts on “Moussa Oukabir, 17, confirmed as one of five attackers killed in Cambrils – as it happened”

  1. Let’s hope the Muslim community refuses to harbour this person and turns him over to the police authorities of the country they have chosen to live in. Were there any people who knew about this atrocity beforehand and reported their concerns?

    1. I fear that those that may have known remained silent. Perhaps out of fear, perhaps for other reasons. As you say John, let us hope that all communities cooperate and hand over this man.

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