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Barcelona van attack driver shot dead by police

The van driver in the Barcelona terror attack has been shot dead by police.

Younes Abouyaaqoub was gunned down after being cornered in Subirats, about 30 miles west of Barcelona, on Monday.

The Moroccan was wearing a fake explosives belt and shouted "Allahu Akbar" before being killed, according to local reports.

Abouyaaqoub was Europe's most wanted man after fleeing the scene of the Las Ramblas attack on Thursday night which killed 13.

He killed again, stabbing the driver of a car he then used as his getaway vehicle.

But he was eventually caught after being recognised by two members of the public who alerted police.

Armed police at the scene in Subirats, 30 miles west of Barcelona. Credit: AP

Thirteen innocent people died and more than 100 were injured when a white Fiat van ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona's busy tourist area.

Joaquim Forn, head of home affairs in Catalonia's regional government, said "everything indicates" Abouyaaqoub was behind the wheel.

He had been the only at-large member of the 12-strongterror cell behind the attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and in the seaside town of Cambrils early on Friday.

Four other suspects have been arrested and at least two extremists died on Wednesday in an explosion at a house in Alcanar, where explosives were being prepared.

Police believe the explosion in Alcanar prevented the terror cell from carrying out what would have been a far deadlier attack.

British boy Julian Cadman died in the Barcelona attack.

Detectives are reportedly probing claims the cell was radicalised by an imam with links to the Madrid train bombers and an area in Belgium known as a hotspot for Islamic State recruiting.

Spanish newspaper El Pais said Abdelbaki Es Satty was imam at one of the two mosques in Ripoll, north-east Spain, near the French border and around 62 miles from Barcelona.

All the main suspects are believed to have lived in the small town.

'Spread love not terror' is the message in Spain.

Some 34 nationalities were among those wounded in the attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils, around 70 miles south west of Barcelona.

Victims of the atrocity in Barcelona have been identified as British/Australian, Italian, Portuguese, Belgian, Spanish, Spanish/Argentine, Canadian and American.

They included seven-year-old Julian Cadman, a dual British-Australian national who was separated from his mother on Las Ramblas during the massacre.

Paying tribute to the youngster, his family said: "He was so energetic, funny and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces."

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