What we know — Barcelona attack

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Injured people are treated at the scene of the deadly attack

Police believe it was used by the 12-strong cell that carried out the attacks. The massive manhunt was launched amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas.

The police shot dead the five attackers.

Five suspected jihadists were shot dead by police in the beach town.

But they appear to have made mistakes, accidentally detonating Wednesday's explosion. "Whatever changed them happened in Europe, not here".

"The Imam was normal". How did police put together the series of events? The central government says the vote cannot go ahead because it is unconstitutional. They think this was actually a bomb - a botched bomb-making scheme.

"Fielding text messages and phone calls and video chats and just reassuring our families that we were in the safest spot to be right now". They leveled a house.

Las Ramblas is a pedestrian area in the heart of Barcelona's tourist district that stretches for 1.2 kilometres with vehicle lanes on either side.

There is also increased attention on Abdelbaki Es Satty, a part-time Muslim preacher in the small town of Ripoll, which was home to most of the attackers.

Bruno Gulotta, 35, was on vacation in Barcelona with his partner Martina and two children, 5-year-old Alessandro and daughter Aria, who is a few months old. It's a mountain town about two-hour train ride up from Barcelona.

"The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Surgut in Russia is a soldier of the Islamic State", Amaq said. The driver is believed to have fled on foot. I'm looking at old Spanish buildings, wrought-iron balconies.

Border checks were reinforced in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. It was market day.

The royal couple then laid a wreath on Las Ramblas promenade, among a growing number of candles and floral tributes.

LANGFITT: Well, we don't know yet.

Police believe the attackers are linked to a house in Alcanar, southwest of Barcelona, destroyed by an explosion on Wednesday.

The official added that one of the suspects could have visited a Western European country. The landlord hasn't heard from him.

"He was so energetic, funny and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces", his family said. But still, when you talk to people here, they're very surprised by this.

Witnesses to the van attack said the white vehicle had zigzagged at high speed down Las Ramblas, ramming pedestrians and cyclists, sending some hurtling through the air and leaving bodies strewn in its wake.

Spain has also had to deal with a decades-long campaign of violence waged by Basque separatist group ETA, which only declared a ceasefire in 2011. Some held up signs reading "No More Mosques" or "Refugees not welcome anymore". People are really, really puzzled here.

His brother, Driss, handed himself in to police in Ripoll two hours after the first attack when he saw his face on television, Vilalta said. My dad's passing leaves an immense void in our tight-knit family. Frank, thanks so much for being with us.

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