Second suspect arrested in correlation with Barcelona attack

August 18, 2017 09:38
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Another suspect has ben arrested in the hunt for the culprit of the Barcelona van ramming attack on Thursday, SkyNews reported.

A Catalan radio report said that a second suspect was arrested in the city of Ripoll, an hour and a half northeast of Barcelona.

After the attack on Thursday, a man, Driss Oukabir - also reportedly a resident of Ripoll - turned himself in to police. Oukabir, 28, is said to be of Moroccan origin. He claims that his ID was stolen by the assailants and is being framed for the attack.

A manhunt is still underway for the driver of the van.

A shootout in the coastal village of Cambrils on Thursday night saw 5 suspects killed by police. Authorities said the suspects were wearing explosive belts, and that they were connected to the Barcelona attack.

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