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Spanish police track down, shoot dead Barcelona attacker who killed 13

22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot dead after he held up what looked like an explosives belt

Reuters  |  Subirats (Spain) 

Spanish police on Monday shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain's deadliest attack in over a decade. Police said they tracked 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub to a rural area near Barcelona and shot him after he held up what looked like an explosives belt and shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest). The bomb squad used a robot to approach his body. Abouyaaqoub had been on the run since Thursday evening, after he drove at high speed into throngs of strollers ...

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First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 08:25 IST
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