Spanish police hunt for suspected Barcelona van driver

University rector describes 'total panic' in Barcelona

Sudan on Saturday condemned the recent terror attack in Barcelona in Spain, Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It came two days after a van driven by a suspected jihadi terrorist jumped a curb and mowed down a crowd of tourists killing 14 and injuring 120 more.

The Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper, Spanish national broadcaster RTVE and other outlets cited police sources as saying he was the driver of the van in Barcelona.

Randgold Resources (RRS.L) led the 10 or so risers, up 1.2 percent as investors sought safety in assets such as precious metals miners and the price of gold rose for the third day straight on the back of political turmoil in the United States. "From the intricacies involved in their architecture to the people, everything about the place was ecstatic".

Authorities said the two attacks were related and the work of a large terrorist cell that had been plotting for a long time from the house in Alcanar, 124 miles down the coast from Barcelona.

The dead and injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona were of many nationalities including citizens of the US, Britain, China and Pakistan, according to the Catalonian region's Interior Ministry. Over the past year, the weaponisation of vehicles has increasingly become the tactic of choice for extremists: it was used in London (March and June 2017, at least 12 killed), Stockholm (April 2017, five killed), Berlin (December 2016, 12 killed), and Nice (July 2016, 86 killed). They never showed any signs of radicalisation, he said. "I did not think he could do something like this".

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public.

Neighbors said they were shocked by the news of Moussa Oukabir's involvement.

More than 20 adults and children participated in the popular cultural event in Spain.

Moussa Oukabir is believed to be the younger brother of Driss Oukabir, one of the four people arrested.

An attack in Finland on Friday, which is suspected to be linked to IS but has yet to be claimed by the group, left two people dead in the city of Turku.

Police were last night investigating Islamic preacher Abdelbaki Es Satty's possible role in the Barcelona massacre. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing searches, said investigators believed the remains may belong to Es Satty. Police quickly found and arrested him, said the spokesman, who was not authorised to be publicly named. He said there were no problems when the imam was at the mosque.

It's now thought that the terrorists had planned an even larger scale attack and intended to drive three vans packed with explosives into key tourist sights including, Las Ramblas, the Sagrada Familia cathedral and in the port city of El Espanol. It still managed to end the week with a small gain, however.

Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, a 57-year-old Spaniard, was killed with his 3-year-old grand-nephew, Javier Martinez, while walking along the Las Ramblas promenade.

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