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Cambrils attackers 'wore fake suicide belts'

Cambrils was also the scene of a vehicle attack Credit: PA

The suspected suicide belts worn by the five attackers in Cambrils were fake, Catalonia's regional head Carles Puigdemont has said.

Mr Puigdemont was speaking to local radio.

Early on Friday morning police shot dead all five attackers who launched a vehicle attack in the Spanish coastal town, hours after an attack in Barcelona in which 13 people were killed.

Seven people, including a police officer, were injured during the Cambrils incident.

Barcelona's Las Ramblas re-opens after attack

Police check a persons documents on Las Ramblas Credit: AP

Barcelona's Las Ramblas promenade has been quietly reopened to the public.

Pedestrian were being allowed past police lines and back on the famous walkway on Friday morning, following the horrific attack that saw a van plough into holidaymakers and locals killing 13 people and wounding more than 100.

Barcelona is returning to its usual bustling self but the city centre is under tight surveillance, with armed police seen checking people's documents on Las Ramblas.

The street, which is nearly a mile long, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and is packed with cafes, restaurants, shops and stalls.

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Irish family among injured in Barcelona attack

An Irish family were among those injured in the attack Credit: AP

An Irish family of four are among those who have been caught up in the terror attack in Barcelona.

Their injuries are understood to be non life-threatening.

The mother and father are originally from the Philippines and are naturalised Irish citizens, while their two children were both born in Ireland, according to reports.

Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the family.

Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar were among the world leaders to condemn the attack, which killed 13 people and left more than 100 injured.

Third suspect arrested over Barcelona attack

At least 13 people died in the attack. Credit: AP

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the Barcelona attack, the Catalonia interior ministry said.

The suspect was reportedly arrested in the northern Catalan town of Ripoll.

Police are already holding two people in custody over the attack. But they have yet to release their identities or announce any charges.

It is thought the driver of the van, which ploughed into the busy Las Ramblas area killed at least 13 and injuring 100, is still on the run.

Hours after the Barcelona attack, police shot dead five suspected terrorists who drove into people in the Spanish coastal town of Cambrils.

Seven people, including a police officer were injured.

Barcelona to wear black armbands in tribute to victims

Lionel Messi was among the footballers to express their shock and sadness Credit: PA

Barcelona football club will pay tribute to the victims of their city's terror attack by wearing black armbands for their opening match of the season this weekend.

A minute's silence will also be held ahead of Barcelona's meeting with Real Betis at the Nou Camp on Sunday, as well as at matches across Spain.

Barcelona said in a statement:

FC Barcelona wants to express its profound sorrow and utter disgust at the terrorist attack that has hit the hear of our city, la Rambla de Barcelona. The club wishes to send our support and thoughts to the victims, their families and friends as well as the people of Barcelona and its visitors.

As a mark of respect, the flags will fly at half-mast at the club's installations and the players from both teams will wear black armbands in all matches this weekend.

On Sunday, before the 2017/18 LaLiga opener against Betis, the Nou Camp will hold a minute's silence in recognition and memory of the victims.

– FC Barcelona

The Spanish Football Federation also issued a statement calling for a minutes silence ahead of matches and expressing its "total condemnation" of the attack.

Meanwhile Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were among the football stars to express their shock and sadness at the events of Thursday.

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