Barcelona mourns as police step up hunt for driver of van
Younes Abouyaaqoub, understood to be chief suspect in Las Ramblas attack, is thought to be key member of 12-strong jihadist cell
Spanish police have intensified their hunt for a 22-year-old Moroccan man believed to be the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack that killed at least 13 and injured more than 130 last Thursday. Younes Abouyaaqoub, understood to be the chief suspect in the attack on Las Ramblas, is thought to be a key member of a 12-strong jihadist cell responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and later in nearby Cambrils.
Police say a man previously reported as a suspect – 17-year-old Moussa Oukabir – was killed in the Cambrils attack. Oukabir was among five men shot dead as they launched their assault on tourists and locals in the coastal town west of Barcelona.