Spanish Royals Visit Victims of Barcelona Van Attack in Hospitals

Police kill five terrorists wearing suicide belts in second attack in Spain

The credit crunch, which began when French bank BNP Paribas froze funds over US subprime mortgage sector fears, eventually plunged Spain into recession.

After years of relative calm, Spain is suddenly confronting a series of security challenges that have raised questions about the country's preparedness.

Police there contacted the Catalan department of justice and were told Es Satty had no links to extremist violence.

Meanwhile, Spanish authorities identified one fugitive terrorist as Younes Abouyaaqoub.

In a poignant moment on Friday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Spanish King Felipe VI and the president of Catalonia held a minute of silence in Barcelona. Tucker told his wife that he needed to go to the bathroom. They had such a normal life.

Another eight people were wounded in the stabbing spree on Friday in the southwestern port city of Turku.

10 Carmen Lopardo - 80-year-old Italian who had emigrated to Argentina in 1950 and was on holiday. "I don't understand why anybody would do that". It appears to show a couple pushing a pram narrowly escaping.

The tacit truce between Madrid and the secessionists may rapidly unravel after Sunday, when Catalonia's three days of official mourning end.

14 Ana Maria Suarez - 61-year-old Spaniard was the sole fatality in the attack in the seaside resort of Cambrils; her husband and sister were also injured.

However, police believe it may have been Younes Abouyaaquob (22), whose whereabouts are unknown. The government has called for a march against terrorism in Barcelona on Saturday.

That includes a four-kilometer (2.4-mile) stretch of waist-high posts connected by steel cables along the glistening shorefront Promenade des Anglais, as well as remote-controlled extendable posts and a citywide sensor system.

These involved the vehicles ploughing into pedestrians in Barcelona and Cambrils, he added.

Why is everyone talking about the Catalan police?

"There is no way they can cover all their current open cases".

A man who identified himself as Moha, 46, who lives in Ripoll, said the imam was initially part of the only mosque in town, but "later left and (set up) his own prayer hall in a garage".

Spain's royals have attended a solemn mass at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica for the victims of the terror attacks, with the city's archbishop calling on the nation to unite for peace. Two brothers gunned down the staff members of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015.

The now-dismantled terror cell behind Thursday's deadly terror attack in Barcelona had much bigger plans in mind, but an accident on the eve of the attack forced them to change plans.

How strong is the appetite for secession?

They came from at least 34 different countries, including Australia, Britain, Belgium, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Honduras, Morocco, Pakistan, Canada and the US.

Maki Haberfeld, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said heavily armed police officers are a better deterrent but open settings like Times Square will always be an appealing target. "We won that battle, and I am absolutely convinced that we will win this one too". I am not to blame for this'.

"I don't know anybody who was a supporter of independence who has stopped being a supporter of independence", he says.

"It's hard to get an imam". "I don't think they are prepared".

Jared's father said he had been through a broken marriage and tough times but he was so happy lately.

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