Five terror suspects killed by police in second Spanish attack

Spanish police say they have killed five terror suspects in a second terror attack in the country within hours of a van hitting crowds in Barcelona and left 13 dead.

The second incident took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, popular with tourists, and around seven people including a police officer are understood to be injured.

Police say the men, said to be wearing explosive belts, were linked to the first attack.

The Times reports that the terrorists, driving an Audi A3, had a shootout with police as bystanders ran for their lives.

Earlier yesterday (Thursday), 13 people were killed as a van ploughed into crowds in Las Ramblas, Barcelona. Islamic State are believed to be responsible for the attack.

Spanish authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead. Residents at the house were preparing an explosive device, according to police.

Tourists have been asked to follow the instructions of Spanish authorities and avoid both areas.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office added: “If you’re caught up in an ongoing incident, turn any mobile phones or other devices to silent, and do not put your location on social media. Follow the advice of the local authorities when instructed.”

Cambrils is close to the resort town of Salou, around 100km from Barcelona.


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