Madrid: Suspected van driver in Barcelona terror attack ‘shot dead by police while wearing explosive vest’. Catalan police said on Twitter that they are carrying out an operation in Subirats, 45km (28 miles) west of Barcelona.
A total of 15 people died as a result of the terrorist attacks in Catalonia on Thursday. Thirteen died in the attack on Las Ramblas, while one other was killed in the attack in the resort town of Cambrils later that day.
The driver of a car used as an escape vehicle by the suspected Barcelona attacker succumbed to his injuries today, having been stabbed multiple times.
Media reports claim that a man wearing an explosive belt has been shot by police during a police operation on highway 243 near Subirats. Various units of the Mossos d’Esquadra have been deployed to the area reports Cadena SER.
Earlier Monday, police released an image of Younes Abouyaaquoub, seeking information on his whereabouts. “The driver of the van is dangerous and may be armed. Wanted for his role in the attack in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, which occurred on August 17,” Catalan law enforcement said.