The suspected Barcelona terror attacker, who last week drove a van through the Rambla boulevard killing 13 people was on Monday found wearing a fake explosives belt and shot dead by police, the regional force said.
The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.
President Trump condemned the attack in a Twitter post. “Be tough & strong, we love you!,” he wrote.
Six hours after a van killed 13 people and injured 100 in Las Ramblas,a popular seaside town 100 miles south of the Catalan capital was hit by second vehicle attack, leaving seven wounded.