Australian woman escapes third European terror attack in 3 months

University rector describes 'total panic' in Barcelona

Spanish police say the driver of the van that ploughed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, may still be alive and at large.

And there is no doubt that these attacks do cause alarm and apprehension.

ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the incident, which authorities have labelled an act of terrorism.

Spain's El Pais reported that the identity of the chief suspect was Abouyaaqoub, 22, who lived in the town of Alcanar, where police have arrested three people in the wake of the attacks.

"All the suspects. hail from Ripoll, a quiet, upscale town of 10,000 about 100 kilometers north of Barcelona". They were shot by the police; four of them died on the spot and another one later died of his injuries.

BBC director-general Tony Hall led tributes to "one of the greatest entertainers [the UK] has ever known".

"We can say that the cell has been dismantled", Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said at the press conference after the meeting of the counterterrorism committee.

However, the apparently accidental explosion at the house forced the conspirators to scale down their plans and to hurriedly carry out more "rudimentary" attacks, Trapero said.

Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Mark Rowley said in a statement that British authorities were "liaising closely with the Spanish authorities and await further updates regarding the nationalities of the deceased and injured".

Among the dead was Jared Tucker, a 42-year-old swimming pool installer from California visiting Spain with his wife for their one-year wedding anniversary.

An Australian woman who fled in fear from the Barcelona attack has told how she was caught up in two other recent terror incidents in Paris and London during her European travels.

India fully supports Your Excellency's Government in effectively responding to such attacks. He reportedly turned himself in, telling police he was not involved and that his documents had been stolen.

It is unknown whether the man knew the child in the pushchair.

This is believed to be the first time Daesh claimed an attack in Spain, which, in 2004, was hit by Europe's deadliest attack - when bombs on commuter trains in Madrid killed 191 people in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda affiliates.

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