A book entitled ‘The Life of the Prophet Muhammad’ was among items found in the flat 65 miles from Barcelona
Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, is still missing after a group of fanatics massacred 14 people and injured 130 when vehicles ploughed into crowds in two separate attacks on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas and tourist resort Cambrils.
Younes Abouyaaqoub is being hunted by police
Clothes were found spilling out of suitcases in the run-down flat
A book entitled The Life of the Prophet Muhammad was found inside the bedroom
Tools and nails were seen scattered around the living room
The apartment is around 65 miles from Barcelona
He is believed to have fled on foot after the Las Ramblas attack in which a van zig-zagged through into helpless tourists and shoppers in the heart of Barcelona.
Police raided Abouyaaqoub’s flat in Ripoll – around 65 miles from Barcelona – as they says the terror cell behind the attacks has been “dismantled”.
Pictures taken inside the run-down apartment show a book entitled ‘The Life of the Prophet Muhammad’ on a mattress on the floor of a filthy bedroom.
Clothes can also be seen spilling out of open suitcases and a hammer, scissors and nails can be seen scattered around the living room.
The apartment also contains a meagre collection of trophies, including a junior climbing award, a trinket for completing a 10k run and health and safety diploma certificates.
A Moroccan passport is also seen left on a table inside the flat.
The filthy apartment has been raided by police
A Moroccan passport was found in the flat
A 10k running prize was among the meagre awards displayed in the flat
A junior climbing trophy on a shelf in the apartment
Clothes and bags left scattered around the flat
Police raided the flat as they scramble to find Abouyaaqoub
Police now believe a terror cell of up to 12 men were behind the terror attacks, revealing that it had been “dismantled” – but that Abouyaaqoub is still on the run.
Five terrorists were shot dead in the wake of the Cambrils attack, with four people arrested including in Ripoll.
The names of three of the five suspects shot down by police have been revealed as being Said Aallaa, Mohamed Hychami and Moussa Oukabir – the baby-faced “jihadi” whose older brother Driss accused him of stealing his ID to hire the van that mowed down crowds was killed.
Two people died after a gas blast on Wednesday night, with fears they had been hoping to use a truck filled with explosives in another deadly attack.
The group are thought to be known as the Tarragona Cell, a gang of jihadis who have recently returned from Syria.
Police are scrambling to find Abouyaaqoub, whose documents were reportedly found in a second rented van.
Moussa Oukabir, 17, was killed by cops in Cambrils
A suspect is led out of a building by police in Ripoll, north of Barcelona
Three arrests were made in the town of Ripoll
Forensics officers inspect the white van in Barcelona
A white van suspected of ploughing into pedestrians in Barcelona
A scene of horror as police evacuate the area in response to the van attack
A body covered with a foil blanket lying on the blood-splattered ground
A graphic showing the sequence of the depraved van attack in Barcelona
The debris of a house destroyed by a gas explosion in Alcanar which cops say is linked to the Las Ramblas terror assault
A policeman walks past dozen of gas bottles in Alcanar during a search linked to the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks
Former classmates described the wanted man as being “very shy”, telling La VanGuardia newspaper: “He was quiet and never got into trouble.
“It’s very shocking to tell you the truth, nobody can believe that he was capable of doing this.”
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response.
He told a news conference in Barcelona on Friday: “Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global.”
The prime minister says the residents of Paris, Nice, Brussels, Berlin and London “have experienced the same pain and uncertainty that those of Barcelona suffer.