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Barcelona attack – five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts shot dead in Cambrils after injuring seven in SECOND car ramming attack just hours after 13 are massacred in Las Ramblas


The bloodshed erupted in the early hours of this morning in the resort town of Cambrils, located 70 miles south of the earlier attack

The terrorists ploughed into a crowd of innocents in an Audi before being blasted by cops when they flipped their car in the resort town of Cambrils early this morning.

Seven people were injured when five terrorists rammed an Audi A3 into crowds in Cambrils before flipping it

Seven people were injured when five terrorists rammed an Audi A3 into crowds in Cambrils before flipping it

The terrorists were gunned down after they flipped the car

The terrorists were gunned down after they flipped the car

Terrified pedestrians ran for their lives as the attackers rampaged through the coastal town

Terrified pedestrians ran for their lives as the attackers rampaged through the coastal town

Police say they killed four terrorists as they tried to carry out a terror attack in Cambrils

Police say they killed five terrorists as they tried to carry out a terror attack in Cambrils

Bodies are seen lying in the streets of Cambrils

Bodies are seen lying in the streets of Cambrils

Another body lies motionless following the violence which erupted in the early hours of this morning

Another body lies motionless following the violence which erupted in the early hours of this morning

Shocking footage taken in aftermath of 'second terror attack' in Cambrils, Spain

A police operation has reportedly seen four terrorists killed by cops in Spain

A police operation has seen five terrorists killed by cops

A gun-toting cop is seen charging through the streets of Cambrils

A gun-toting cop is seen charging through the streets of Cambrils

A group of people are seen crouching behind a grassy bank during the chaotic incident

A group of people are seen crouching behind a grassy bank during the chaotic incident

Their suicide belts were later detonated by the bomb squad but have since been found to be fakes in chilling echoes of the London Bridge terror attackers who also wore dummy vests.

Two of the seven injured are said to be in a “serious” condition, according to local authorities. One of the wounded is a police officer, but he is not believed to be seriously  hurt.

Meanwhile, a manhunt is underway for the driver of the van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue yesterday afternoon – killing at least 13 people in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Police sources have said 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, whose brother was arrested as the van’s rented owner, is being hunted as the suspected driver.

A seven-year-old Australian boy is feared to be among the victims of the horror in Las Ramblas, while an Irish family were wounded in the attack.

Both atrocities are being linked by police and three people have been arrested across Spain as sources claim 12 people were involved in a terror cell plotting butane gas canister attacks.

Police believe the terror network was based in Alcanor – 120 miles from Barcelona – where a house understood to have been used as a bomb making factory exploded on Wednesday.

A man was also shot dead as he rammed officers at a roadblock set up to snare the terrorists, but officials said the incident wasn’t linked to the terror attacks.

The attack in the coastal town of Cambrils – located around 68 miles south of Barcelona – began at around 1am when the suspects rammed an Audi A3 into pedestrians.

Terrified witnesses jumped on the beach for safety during the rampage as the attackers – wearing fake suicide belts – flipped the car before being shot dead by police.

Their bodies were left scattered on the beach before being removed by authorities this morning.

Panic-stricken bystanders ducked behind concrete walls for cover as gunshots rang out across the quiet town.

Brit Fitzroy Davis witnessed the horror as he celebrated a night out with pals in popular tourist destination Cambrils.

Shots fired by Spanish police during terror attack operation in Cambrils

The Audi A3 used in the Cambrils attack has been towed away by investigators

The Audi A3 used in the Cambrils attack has been towed away by investigators

The car was used to ram pedestrians in the coastal town just eight hours after a similar attacked in Barcelona

The car was used to ram pedestrians in the coastal town just eight hours after a similar attacked in Barcelona

He told the BBC: “We were sitting at the bar and these girls ran in and some people started running past us. One of our friends looked down the street and he says: ‘Run.’

“The next thing is we see this guy coming running at us and someone shouted: ‘Call the police, call the police.’

“He was running away at first then he turned round and he came running back up the street and he stopped and that is when the police car came and then they were shouting at him.

“And then he was walking around in a circle and then they shot him.

“He fell to the ground and he came back up and he stepped over the fence and he was smiling at them. “And he came walking to the police and he was taunting them sort of thing, and they shot him again.

“And that was it and then he went down.”

Joan Marc Serra Salinas, a 21-year-old waiter, said he heard gunshots “and shouting. And more shouting. I jumped onto the beach and didn’t move”.

Forensic cops work at the scene of the horrific second attack

Forensic cops work at the scene of the horrific second attack

Five terrorists were gunned down dead in the shootout

Five terrorists were gunned down dead in the shootout

Two cops stand guard at the scene of the attack which came just hours after a van massacre in Barcelona

Two cops stand guard at the scene of the attack which came just hours after a van massacre in Barcelona

The terrorists were wearing suicide vests, cops said

The terrorists were wearing suicide vests, cops said

This image shows the timeline of the horrific events that occurred in Barcelona yesterday afternoon

This image shows the timeline of the horrific events that occurred in Barcelona yesterday afternoon

Catalan emergency services said on Twitter that people in Cambrils, which is on the coast, should “stay home, stay safe.”

The National Police twitter feed said: “There is currently a police operation in #Cambrils before a possible terrorist attack.

“Avoid being on the street! Stay at home.”

Cambrils is a seaside town south of Barcelona and is popular with British tourists and expats.

Meanwhile, police are still hunting the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists in Las Ramblas yesterday afternoon, killing at least 13 people.

The rampaging vehicle zigzagged through the tourist hotspot – mowing down innocent people as terrified families ran for their lives.

Chilling footage and pictures from the scene show bodies scattered around the blood-splattered ground as armed cops quickly responded to the emergency.

Witness describes the van crash in Barcelona as 'complete panic '

The van slammed into pedestrians in the centre of Barcelona earlier today

Earlier yesterday this van slammed into pedestrians in the centre of Barcelona

People flee the scene in Barcelona after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district

People flee the scene in Barcelona after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district

A scene of horror as police evacuate the area in response to the van attack

A scene of horror as police evacuate the area in response to the van attack

Two people pictured lying injured on the ground after the horrifying assault

Two people pictured lying injured on the ground after the horrifying assault

A body covered with a foil blanket lying on the blood-splattered ground

A body covered with a foil blanket lying on the blood-splattered ground

Another victim is pictured lying face down next to a news stand in the busy area of the city

Another victim is pictured lying face down next to a news stand in the busy area of the city

Graphic scenes as the injured receive basic treatment from stunned witnesses

Graphic scenes as the injured receive basic treatment from stunned witnesses

Injured victims being treated on the ground in Las Ramblas

Injured victims being treated on the ground in Las Ramblas

The van involved in the deadly Las Ramblas attack was rented by a man named as Driss Oukabir.

According to local media, Oukabir is a Spanish national of North African descent.

Oukabir was detained after handing himself into a police station in Ripoll, in northern Catalonia.

The 28-year-old told investigating officers his brother Moussa Oukabir, 18, stole his ID.

He is one of three people arrested, with one detained in Alcanar and a 34-year-old Moroccan arrested in Ripoll.

Police sources have now said baby-faced Moussa is being hunted as the suspected driver, according to ABC Catalonia.

Scared people pictured with their arms raised being evacuated from the area following the van assault

Scared people pictured with their arms raised being evacuated from the area following the van assault

The white rented van used as a weapon in the terror attack is towed away by authorities

The white rented van used as a weapon in the terror attack is towed away by authorities

Terrified people are guided to safety by brave officers

Terrified people are guided to safety by brave officers

Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where the van attack took place

Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where the van attack took place

Terrified people being evacuated from the busy tourist hotspot in Barcelona

Terrified people being evacuated from the busy tourist hotspot in Barcelona

A man pictured carrying a small child following the deadly assault which left more than a dozen dead

A man pictured carrying a small child following the deadly assault which left more than a dozen dead

An injured victim is carried away by emergency workers

An injured victim is carried away by emergency workers

The van ploughed down the busy street smashing into terrified shoppers

The van ploughed down the busy street smashing into terrified shoppers

A man is given medical treatment on the ground by emergency workers

A man is given medical treatment on the ground by emergency workers

Armed cops swooped on the area quickly and evacuated thousands of scared tourists and shop workers

Armed cops swooped on the area quickly and evacuated thousands of scared tourists and shop workers

The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq has said that “soldiers” of the brainwashed death cult carried out the attack.

The propaganda outlet said via messaging app Telegram: “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State.”

Police are now trying to close in on the terror network after sources said there were 12 people involved who may have been planning a deadly attack using butane gas canisters.

It comes as a huge explosion at a house in a town outside Barcelona on Wednesday was linked to the Las Ramblas terror rampage by police.

Cambrils – the location of the second terror attack – was chillingly the meeting point for the matermind of the 9/11 atrocity.

Egyptian-born Mohamed Atta, 33, the pilot of the first airliner the terrorists crashed into the World Trade Centre, drove to the town from Madrid after picking up al-Qaeda plotter Ramzi bin al-Shibh.

The pair stayed in a local hotel for the night before moving on to an unknown location where they are believed to have spent several days planning the 9/11 attack.

Bin al-Shibh was originally handpicked by Osama bin Laden to be one of the September 11 hijackers and was later accused by the US authorities of making a “martyr video” in preparation for the attack.

But he was unable to obtain a US visa and instead helped find flight schools for the hijackers in the US and arrange financial transactions in support of the massacre.

He met Atta, who studied in Hamburg, Germany, in the 1990s and learned to fly in Florida, at Reus airport near Tarragona in July 2001 and they drove together to Cambrils.

Bin al-Shibh, a Yemeni, was arrested in 2002 in Pakistan and taken to Guantanamo Bay where he is being held by the US authorities, accused of being a “key facilitator” for the September 11 attacks.

One person died and seven others were injured, one of them seriously, in the blast at a home in the town of Alcanar.

Authorities found about 20 butane and propane gas bottles at the scene and now believe the home may have been used as a bomb making factory.

A second van linked to the Barcelona attack was also found in the town of Vic in Catalonia at 6.30pm but a third is still being hunted.

To add to the chaos, Catalan police shot and killed a man who was in a car that hit two cops at a traffic blockade in the town of Sant Just Desvern, which is outside of Barcelona, at around 7.30pm.

But they later said the man who was gunned down was not involved in the Las Ramblas massacre.

Brave Catalionians returned to normality in Barcelona today in a defiant stand against last night’s terror attack.

Tourists flooded the promenade and shops as locals read newspapers in cafes as a heavy police presence was seen.

Spanish cops say last night's gas explosion that killed one is linked to Barcelona van attack

A tribute left to the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack

A tribute left to the victims of the Las Ramblas terror attack

Bystanders took refuge in shops, bars and restaurants lining Las Ramblas

Bystanders took refuge in shops, bars and restaurants lining Las Ramblas

A grief-stricken witness is comforted by friends amid the horror in Barcelona

A grief-stricken witness is comforted by friends amid the horror in Barcelona

Armed cops pictured in the Catalan capital

Armed cops pictured in the Catalan capital

Police locked down the Las Ramblas in the hours after the attack

Police locked down the Las Ramblas in the hours after the attack

Emergency workers pictured near a dead body in the Spanish city

Emergency workers pictured near a dead body in the Spanish city

Around 100 people were injured in the van rampage through Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist district

Around 100 people were injured in the van rampage through Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist district

A sea of ambulances pictured near where the twisted mass killing took place

A sea of ambulances pictured near where the twisted mass killing took place

One man died in a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia

One man died in a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar, Catalonia, on Wednesday in an incident believed to be linked to the attacks of the past 24 hours

The aftermath of the blast at the home where it is believed a bomb was being made

The aftermath of the blast at the home where it is feared a bomb was being made

An aerial view shows the extent of the devastation

An aerial view shows the extent of the devastation

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