Barcelona terror attack: Police sets up roadblocks, launches manhunt for suspected van driver

Spanish police have put up scores of roadblocks across the northeast in their manhunt for the suspected driver of the van that plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona

Reuters August 20, 2017 13:36:15 IST
Barcelona terror attack: Police sets up roadblocks, launches manhunt for suspected van driver

Barcelona: Spanish police have put up scores of roadblocks across the northeast in their manhunt for the suspected driver of the van that plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring over 120.

Police in Catalonia are searching Sunday for Younes Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan suspected of carrying out the attack Thursday claimed by the Islamic State group. Local media says the manhunt is concentrating on the towns of Ripoll and Manlleu.

The investigation is also focusing on a missing imam who police believe could have died in a massive house explosion Wednesday. Police believe Abdelbaki Es Satty radicalised the young men in the extremist cell, which may have accidently blown up a house in the seaside town of Alcanar.

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