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​Victims Of Barcelona Terror Attack Identified

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​Victims Of Barcelona Terror Attack Identified

All 15 of the people killed in last week's terrorist attack in Barcelona have been identified, according to the Agence France Press news agency.

The final victim was announced by the Catalan government as Spaniard Pau Perez from the town of Vilafrance del Penedes, 40km from Barcelona. Mr Perez had been stabbed and was in the car that ploughed into tourists on the Ramblas.

The car was initially fired upon by police after it was forced through a checkpoint shortly after the attack on Thursday. A police officer was injured in the gunfire and it was thought that Mr Perez was killed by law enforcement, but it was later determined that he was already dead, presumably stabbed by one of the attackers.

The news was released amid a Europe-wide manhunt for one of the suspected attackers, Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old man of Moroccan origin. Abouyaaqoub is assumed to have been the man who stabbed Perez in a carjacking attempt while trying to flee the scene of the crime.

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Barcelona Las Ramblas
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In recently released CCTV footage, he was spotted in the famous La Boqueria market wearing sunglasses after the attack on Las Ramblas. Police tweeted images from the security cameras in an attempt to find Abouyaaqoub, who is thought to be armed and dangerous.

It is thought that Abouyaaqoub drove the car responsible for the attack. Another man named Abouyaaqoub, assumed to be a relative, is among those shot in the town on Cambrils, in the south of Catalonia.

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Five men suspected of being part of the terror cell were shot dead there in the early hours of Friday morning in a second attack in which a car was also driven at pedestrians. A Spanish woman was killed in that attack as well as the Jihadists.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but it has not yet been determined whether any of the Jihadi cell were in contact with anyone else from the wider movement.

Along with the attack on the Ramblas and the Cambrils attack, there was a third explosion in the town of Alcanar, to the south of Barcelona. It is suspected that the blast took place in a Jihadi bomb factory.

The man who is believed to have radicalised the Barcelona attackers, Imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, is thought to be one of the two people killed. In total, three men are in custody in Ripoll, the hometown of most of the cell, with a fourth in Alcanar, where the explosion occurred.

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Five were shot dead in Cambrils and two killed in the bomb factory explosion, leaving only Younes Abouyaaqoub still at large.

Sources: The Guardian & BBC

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Barcelona, Spain

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