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Five shot dead as Spanish police ‘stop second terror attack’

Storyline:National News, Security

Five terrorists have been shot dead by Spanish police in a second attack to hit Catalonia in a matter of hours.

Seven people were injured in the coastal town of Cambrils when a group launched a vehicle attack similar to that which left 13 people dead and over 100 injured in Barcelona.

Here are the latest developments:

  • Five terrorists wearing explosive belts rammed civilians with a car in Cambrils early on Friday morning
  • All five were shot dead, while six civilians and a police officer were hurt. Two civilians are said to be seriously injured
  • Several controlled blasts were carried out in the area
  • Hours earlier, a white van rammed pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, killing 13 people
  • Two suspects are in custody and are being treated “as terrorists”
  • The driver of the van has still not been found and a major manhunt is under way
  • Investigators believe the attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona and an explosion at a property in Alancar on Wednesday are linked
  • IS has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, the deadliest in Spain since the 2004 Madrid train bombs

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