Suspect's Mother Says 'Go to the Police — Spain Terror Attacks

Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, says bomb plot foiled

Members of Younes Abouyaaquob's family appealed for him to turn himself in and they blamed Es Satty, an imam, for radicalising him and several other suspects who were all from the town of Ripoll, north of Barcelona.

It had been thought the 22-year old could have left Spain, but finally he was discovered and shot not far from where he committed his crime.

Meanwhile, mourners gathered for a mass in Barcelona where King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia joined politicians at the Sagrada Familia basilica to honour the 14 people killed and all those injured in the attacks. In a mass at Valencia Cathedral, Antonio Cañizares, the archbishop of Valencia, warned against "rifts between religions". The man, who apparently stabbed passersby on the street at random, was shot dead by police.

Thirteen people died in the van rampage on Las Ramblas, while another woman was killed in a separate attack by suspected Islamist militants hours later in the seaside resort in Cambrils.

The suspects were brothers and friends of mostly Moroccan origin.

It was Spain's worst militant attack in over a decade, with Islamic State claiming responsibility. The driver fled, and may have crossed the border into France, police said.

Since last week's twin attacks, Ripoll - which has a population of 11,000, five percent of whom are Moroccan - is under shock.

The regional government is due to give details about the investigation at a news conference later today.

On Friday, police circulated to local officials details of four men they were searching for. He dumped Perez into the back seat and drove away. We'll move quickly to correct the record and we'll only point to the best information we have at the time.

Late on Friday police chief Josep Trapero told local TV that the theory that Oukabir was the driver now "had less weight". The three photographs show a slim man in sunglasses walking through what El País says is La Boqueria market, just off Las Ramblas.

Abouyaaqoub escaped and had not returned to his home in Ripoll, said Trapero. The manhunt for him reaches well beyond Spain's borders.

Four men have also been arrested. Early on Saturday, police searched two buses in northwest Catalonia.

Earlier Monday, police had launched an appeal for information about the fugitive described as dangerous and likely armed, believed to be the last remaining member of a 12-man cell suspected of plotting last week's deadly attacks.

Police said they had hoarded gas canisters and were planning to use them, but had to abandon the plan after an apparent accidental explosion.

In Alcanar on Sunday, explosives experts brought in a bulldozer to clear rubble before conducting a number of controlled explosions at the site. That's what some of their parents also seem to believe.

"We have to stand strong in front of these betrayers, assassins, terrorists", said resident Monserrat Mora.

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