21 Aug, 2017 @ 16:55
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Armed police shoot man wearing ‘suicide belt’ in Spain

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UPDATE: Man shot dead confirmed as suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan-born, who officers believe was the driver in last week’s Barcelona terror attack.

ARMED police have ‘shot a man wearing a suicide belt’ in Subirats, some 30km west of Barcelona.

Catalan cops confirmed an ‘incident’ was underway in the town, which sits on the outskirts of Barcelona.

It comes after people reported a suspicious person in the area to police.

Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, tweeted: “4:39pm: Police operation in progress at Subirats. Spread only official information.”

The man was wearing a belt of explosives attached to his body, according to Spanish media outlet SERCat.

SUSPECT: European manhunt on for Younes Abouyaaqoub


More to follow…

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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1 Comment

  1. Well done to the Spanish police for catching them but sadly, there are more terrorist cells out there waiting to strike.

    My sincere condolences go to the victims and their families.

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