Police: 5 Suspects Killed After 2nd Attack in Spain

Attacker drove into pedestrians in Cambrils
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2017 10:37 PM CDT
Updated Aug 18, 2017 12:15 AM CDT
5 Suspects Shot Dead After Barcelona Attack
Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Police in Spain say they killed five terror suspects Thursday night during a second terrorist attack hours after a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more 100. Police have released few details on the suspects killed in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, though there are unconfirmed reports that they were wearing explosive belts. Authorities say the Cambrils suspects deliberately drove an Audi A3 into pedestrians before encountering a police patrol. Police say six bystanders and one police officer were also injured, the Guardian reports.

Two other suspects have been arrested in connection with the Barcelona attack, authorities say, though the van's driver, who fled on foot after creating scenes of horror on a pedestrian walkway, is still believed to be at large. Police say they believe the Cambrils attack was linked to the Barcelona attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for Spain's deadliest terrorist attack since 2004, saying it was carried out by "soldiers of the Islamic State," the AP reports. Authorities say that before the Barcelona attack, a person was killed in a blast in Alcanar, a town southwest of the city, where people in a house were apparently preparing explosives, Reuters reports. (More Barcelona stories.)

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