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Spanish interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido shows a picture of Younes Abouyaaqoub, believed to be the driver of the van in the Barcelona attack, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 21, 2017. EPA/J.J. GUILLEN
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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.

Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 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.

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