Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was killed some 25 miles (40km) west of Barcelona near a sewage treatment works following a tip off. Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, is reported to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Greatest”). An…

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Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Spanish police have confirmed the identity of the driver suspected of killing 14 people in last week’s attack in Barcelona. He is 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, officials say, and the manhunt has been extended across Europe. New CCTV footage from the day of the attack appears to show him fleeing the scene on foot. One woman died in a second attack and officials have now confirmed a 15th victim, stabbed to death in his car. At…

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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks this week had 120 gas canisters and planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house said to be used by the cell that blew up in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday night. They say they know who was driving the van that killed 13 people at Las Ramblas in Barcelona but will not name him. He is…

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Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

The key suspect in Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Moussa Oukabir, has been named as one of five men killed by police in the other attack site, Cambrils. Police had earlier said they were searching for Oukabir and three other men. Now only one remains unaccounted for. Four suspects have been arrested. Thirteen people were killed when a van, said to be rented by Oukabir, rammed crowds in Barcelona’s Ramblas district. Police say the suspects had been…

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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the can fled and is still at large. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a…

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Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

Power firms around the world are being warned about how to spot if they are being targeted by hackers who shutdown parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid. The warnings have emerged from analysis of the malware used in an attack in Ukraine in December. That left about 230,000 people without power for hours after substations were shut down via implanted malware. The move comes as researchers at Black Hat and Def Con reveal ways power firms…

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Switzerland chainsaw attack: Police hunt Schaffhausen attacker

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Police hunt Schaffhausen attacker

Police are hunting for a man who attacked five people with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Franz Wrousis is alleged to have launched his assault at a health insurance office shortly after 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT). Police said they believed Mr Wrousis, who is thought to live in the woods, is still armed with a chainsaw. They warn the 51-year-old is highly dangerous, and is likely to react aggressively if forced…

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Acid attack punishments assessed in government review

Acid attack punishments assessed in government review

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sentences for people who carry out acid attacks in England and Wales could be increased as part of a “wide-ranging” review, following a rise in incidents. Ministers have faced calls to tighten laws, including for the sale and possession of acid, after five attacks in one night in London on Thursday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the Sunday Times that perpetrators should “feel the full force of the…

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