Police name 17-year-old suspected of driving Barcelona terror van as death toll rises

King Felipe and Mariano Rajoy attend minute's silence as crowd chants 'I am not afraid'

LAST UPDATED: 18 Aug, 2017 @ 13:05
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SPANISH police have named the man they suspect of driving the van used in the Barcelona terrorist attack.

Moussa Oukabir, 17, is said to have fled on foot after pedestrians were mowed down by the van on Las Ramblas, killing 13 and injuring over 100.

The death of a 14th victim was announced on Friday afternoon.

SUSPECT: Mousssa Oukabir alleged to have driven terror van-old

His brother, Driss Oukabir, was one of three men arrested following Thursday’s attack.

Driss Oukabir’s papers were found in the van, but he has claimed they were stolen and used to hire the van.

Catalan authorities have said 24 nationalities are among the dead and injured.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office official said: “Our thoughts are with the victims of these terrible attacks and the people of Spain.”

“We are currently assisting a small number of British people affected and are working to find out if any more need our help. We have deployed additional staff to Barcelona and have offered support to the Spanish authorities.”

Five suspected suicide bombers were shot dead by police in Cambrils following the Barcelona attack.

A car they were driving had injured several people before they were shot.

Police later confirmed that the suicide vests the men were wearing were fake.

Thousands of people, including King Felipe and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, attended a minute’s silence in Placca Catalunya before the crowd loudly chanted in Catalan ‘No Tinc Por’ (I am not afraid).

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