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Spanish government maintains security alert level, says no attack imminent

Spanish government maintains security alert level, says no attack imminent

In one of the worst acts of jihadi terrorism since the Madrid bombings of 2004, a van crashed into a crowd in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, killing 13 people and wounding more than 80 on Thursday.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, police in Catalonia said they were searching for Abouyaaqoub, who is understood to be a key member of a 12-member jihadist cell behind the double attacks.

Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia - where both attacks took place - held a minute of silence in Barcelona.

He said he doesn't believe another terror attack to be imminent.

Around 70 miles away in the seaside town of Cambrils, five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts were shot dead by police early on Friday after ramming pedestrians with a auto in a second attack.

Tillerson on Friday said the U.S. citizen died in Thursday afternoon's van attack in Barcelona, where the driver plowed into dozens of pedestrians on that northeastern city's Las Ramblas boulevard, Efe news reported.

On Friday it emerged that another suspect Moussa Oukabir, a teenager aged around 17 or 18, was among the five men shot dead as they launched a second attack in the coastal town of Cambrils.

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Moussa's brother Driss is one of the four arrested.

One teenager, who identified himself only by his first name, Pau, said they played together when they were younger and he was "a good boy".

- The attackers were wearing fake suicide belts, had carried an ax and knives in the vehicle, and had wounded a person in the face with a knife before being shot.

In Barcelona, police reported that four men in their 20s had been arrested in connection with the attack and remain in custody.

Police said Friday there were other "biological remains" found at the site, but it is unclear whether they belong to a different person to the one confirmed dead there.

One person each from Hungary, Macedonia, Austria and Turkey was injured.

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The wanted photographs released by the police of those implicated so far in the attack show strikingly youthful, smooth-faced men.

An attack in Finland on Friday, which is suspected to be linked to IS but has yet to be claimed by the group, left two people dead in the city of Turku.

Police said they had "practically broken up" the network of ISIL sympathisers led by Abouyaaqoub, who is still on the run. Five suspected terrorists were killed by cops and four have been arrested.

Daesh (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for Barcelona attack. Police believe the property was used to plann the attacks, and that the accidental explosion prevented a far deadlier attack, according to the Associated Press.

Spain has been at level 4 since mid-2015, following attacks in France.

At one point, Allan Gray said he looked outside the hotel's window to see what was going on and got a view of the aftermath of the attack.

Wednesday's explosion meant the attackers were unable to use material they were planning to deploy in attacks, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said Friday.

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