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Major manhunt under way for Barcelona attack driver

Spanish police are searching for Moussa Oukabir. Credit: Kiwi

A major manhunt is still under way for the driver of the white Fiat van used to mow down pedestrians in the Barcelona terror attack.

Moussa Oukabir, 18, been named as a suspect in Spanish media.

Four individuals have so far been arrested in connection with the rampage, in which 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured.

There are reports that police believe two vans were used - one for the attack and a second as a getaway vehicle.

Personal belongings on top of a bed after a police raid of the house where Driss and Moussa Oukabir lived in Ripoll. Credit: AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Police are searching for the driver of the van used in the attack Credit: AP

One of the men arrested was Oukabir's older brother Driss.

The 28-year-old reportedly handed himself into authorities in Spain, but denied involvement in the attack, claiming his younger brother stole his documents and used them to hire the van.

Another of the detained individuals is a Spanish national from Melilla.

A third suspect was arrested later, Catalan authorities said, without giving information about the detainee's nationality.

Driss Oukabir is one of two people arrested in connection with the attack Credit: Police handout

The arrests were made in the northern Catalan town of Ripoll and in Alcanar, the site of an explosion on Wednesday night which killed one person.

Spanish authorities believe that blast is linked to the van attack.

So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest on Spanish soil since more than 190 people died in the Madrid train bombs in 2004.

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