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Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Race against time to find van driver as death toll rises to 14 - latest newsSecond terror attack in Spain at coastal resort of Cambrils Five terrorists shot dead by police after ramming civilians Barcelona van attack kills 13; one woman dies in Cambrils Police name teenager they are hunting as suspected driver Investigators fear terror cell had planned gas canister attack Who are the victims? British boy, seven, among the missing Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years Spanish police are in a race against time to find the van driver who ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, after five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts who rammed civilians with a car in a second attack were shot dead. One woman died and six other people, including a police officer, were injured in the seaside town of Cambrils - hours after a rampaging van driver left 13 people dead and more than 100 wounded around 70 miles away in Barcelona. A seven-year-old British boy is among those missing following the Las Ramblas rampage, which Prime Minister Threresa May said left a "small number" of Britons injured. Dramatic video footage has emerged of one of the Cambrils terrorists, who taunted and smiled at police, being repeatedly shot in a scene described by witnesses as being like "watching a horror film". Video shows Cambrils suspect shot dead by police 00:52 Police have named the suspected Barcelona van driver they are hunting as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. Investigators revealed that a 12-strong terror cell thought to have been behind the two Spanish attacks is believed to have been planning an atrocity with gas canisters. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver In Cambrils, holidaymakers ran for their lives as gunfire broke out close to the beachfront promenade early on Friday. A British tourist told how families and residents were ordered to take cover as bullets tore through the air. The attackers' Audi A3 overturned and the men were fired upon by police when they got out. At least one was brandishing a knife. Police said the attackers had been wearing explosive belts, which experts later concluded were fake. Investigators are working on the theory that the attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona are linked to a gas explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday that killed one person. Barcelona terror attack A major manhunt for the driver of the van that mowed down holidaymakers and locals on Las Ramblas - a popular tourist road in Barcelona – is continuing after he fled unarmed. Four people have so far been arrested over the attack, including Driss Oukabir, the elder brother of van driver suspect Moussa Oukabir. Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP The second arrested man, a Spanish national from Melilla, has not been named. The third person, who was arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll on Friday morning, is believed to be an associate of Oukabir. The third arrested man could have been the driver of a car that drove into a police checkpoint on Thursday night, investigators believe. A fourth person was arrested, also in Ripoll, on Friday, police confirmed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest on Spanish soil since more than 190 people died in the Madrid train bombs in 2004. Stay with us for the latest updates. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 1:42PM Spanish prime minister: Terrorism is Europe's main problem Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, has said that terrorism is "Europe's main problem right now".  1:39PM How to explain the horrors of terrorism to children With terror attacks becoming an increasingly regular occurrence, who should parents explain what they are seeing on their TV screens to children.  Experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists have advised that parents should be honest with their children about terror attacks. Click here for the full advice. 1:21PM Floral tributes laid in Barcelona for terror attack victims As Spain begins three days of mourning, well-wishers have laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims in Barcelona.  Dozens lay flowers for Barcelona terror attack victims 00:55 1:11PM UK 'urgently looking into reports' of British child missing in Spain UK authorities are "urgently looking into reports" of a British dual-nationality child believed to be missing in Spain following the terror  attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May said.  This is believed to be seven-year-old Julian Cadman, who father is from Sydney, who has lived in England and has been pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery school in Kent. Julian Cadman, seven, pictured in a UK nursery school jumper Mrs May, who spoke to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday morning, added: "We must work together if we are to confront this evil of terrorism, and also to confront and deal with the perverted extremist ideology which drives it – ridding the internet of poisonous material, and ensuring that our police and security services have the powers that they need. Terrorism is the great threat that we all face, but together we will defeat it." 12:59PM Spanish flags in Madrid fly at half-mast In Madrid, the Spanish capital, flags are flying at half-mast to honour those who were killed and injured in the terror attacks.  Flags in Madrid fly at half mast 00:32 12:49PM Fourth person arrested over terror attacks A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Spanish terror attacks, police in Catalonia say. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was held in Ripoll, where two others had previously been arrested. 12:48PM France strengthening border controls with Spain France is strengthening controls on its border with Spain, the French interior minister says – amid fears that terrorist may try to enter France or has already done so, reports David Chazan. 12:44PM Scotland Yard liaising with Spanish police over attack Britain's most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said UK officers are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "Officers are at UK ports today ready to meet British holidaymakers returning to the UK from the region in order to take any witness accounts. "Anyone who has returned from Spain can also call the confidential hotline with information on 0800 789 321. "We are also urging people who have images or footage that may assist investigators to upload them to" 12:29PM Hero police officer killed four of five terrorists in Cambrills One Catalan police officer killed four of the five terrorists who used an Audi A3 to plough through pedestrians in the seaside city of Cambrills last night, reports James Crisp. The officer was carrying out a spot check on a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils, when the Audi hit four people before ramming into the police car.  One officer suffered a broken tibia and a heavy blow to the head in the collision. One of the five terrorists charges towards police with a knife in Cambrils Credit: Sky News The terrorists’ car overturned in the crash. Seeing the terrorists getting out of the car and advancing towards him with machetes and axes, the hero officer shot four of the terrorists. A fifth fled in the direction of a park, stabbing a passerby in the face with a knife before being gunned down by a police sergeant with a submachine gun, according to La Vanguardia.  12:10PM Dead and wounded made up of 34 different nationalities The dead and wounded from the attacks include 34 different nationalities, Catalan authorities have said. A total of 130 people were wounded in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 11:40AM 'Small number' of Britons injured in Spanish terror attacks A "small number" of Britons were injured in the terror attacks in Spain and additional staff have been sent to Barcelona to help, the Foreign Office said. 11:31AM British skateboarder: 'Van was right next to me… just hitting people' British witness describes horror of Las Ramblas car attack 00:49 11:27AM Death toll rises to 14 as woman injured in Cambrils dies The death toll after the Spanish attacks has risen to 14, emergency services have said. A woman who was critically injured in the town of Cambrils has died. Six other civilians, including a police officer, were also injured in that attack early today. 11:08AM Minute's silence held in Barcelona's main square Thousands of people have held a minute's silence in Barcelona's main square for victims of yesterday's attack. It was attended by Spain's king and premier. Applause breaks out after minute’s silence for Barcelona attack victims 00:50 The minute's silence on Plaza Catalunya ended in applause and with calls of I am not afraid" in Catalan and in Spanish. 11:04AM First named victim is a father of two from Italy The first named victim of the Barcelona attack is Bruno Gulotta, an Italian father of two young children, reports Helena Horton. He was on holiday with his partner and two children – one of whom is about to start school and the other is seven months old. Mr Gulotta was crushed to death on the Ramblas by the lorry while walking hand in hand with his 5-year-old son who his wife Martina managed to snatch to safety in the nick of time, she was quoted as telling friends. Martina was following her husband carrying their seven-month-old baby girl Aria in a rucksack she was wearing on her chest when Bruno was run down, la Repubblica newspaper quoted her telling his workmates. Bruno Gulotta died in the attack in Barcelona Credit: TOM'S HARDWARE Martina grabbed their son Alessandro, aged 5, and rushed both children to safety but Mr Gulotta, 35, was killed instantly. Mr Gulotta worked as a salesman in a computer shop in Legnano in northern Italy. 10:46AM Witness: Terrorist shot by police 'got up again like a horror film' A man caught in the panic of the terrorist attack in Cambrils described the scenes as like watching a "horror film". Fitzroy Davies, who earlier told how one of the attackers smiled at police, was visiting the town for a judo camp. He told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite suffering police gunshots. He said: "He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted 'police' and then within 30 seconds the police came. "Next thing you know, they've drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired. "He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again. "I couldn't understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying 'stop', it must have been 'stop, stop', or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him." Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving "like somebody who was on drugs". He said: "He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was – I don't know if he was all the ticket, I don't know because he was just going up and down. "And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up. "Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police. "And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that's when he went down." Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest. "I think it did it's job," he said. "It made everyone fearful. And I think that's what they were looking for. "He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he's got something. And that's why everybody was running." Eyewitness accounts of Cambrils shooting 00:58 10:23AM Police seek teenager as suspected Barcelona van driver Spanish police have named the man they are seeking as the suspected Barcelona van driver. He is 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir, according to local media. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle. 10:20AM 'Defiant' Las Ramblas reopens as Barcelona unites  Less than 24 hours after the Barcelona attack, Las Ramblas reopened this morning in a show of “defiance” as Barcelona residents united to help those affected. Las Ramblas reopens for business following the terror attack  Credit: Getty  Stallholders opened for business as usual along the main artery of the city. Click here for more reaction. Placards with black ribbons hang on a kiosk in the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas Credit: Reuters  10:04AM 12-strong terror cell behind attacks, police believe Police in Spain have said that a terror cell of 12 people is believed to have been behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils  as well as the explosion in Alcanar, according to local media. 9:53AM How is the Alcanar house explosion linked to the attacks? A gas explosion at a house in Alcanar that killed one person on Wednesday is being linked to the attacks. The blast that killed one person and injured seven others happened at a property in the village 130 miles from Barcelona. Firefighters found an estimated 20 gas cylinders in the property. The house that collapsed after a gas explosion in the village of Alcanar on Wednesday Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Documents found in the rubble of the house established a connection with the Barcelona massacre, investigators believe. Investigators have revealed that they believe an eight-strong terror cell could have been planning a gas canister attack. 9:35AM At least one more terrorist still being sought after van attack At least one more terrorist is still being sought over the Barcelona van attack, Catalan's regional president has said. Carles Puigdemont told local radio there was at least one "terrorist still out there", but that "we don't have information regarding the capacity to do more harm". This is thought to be the van driver, who is believed to still be on the run after fleeing unarmed. 9:31AM Spanish and EU flags fly at half-mast in Brussels After the twin terror attacks in Spain, both the Spanish and European Union flags are flying at half-mast outside the European Parliament in Brussels this morning. La bandera de España y de la Unión Europea a media asta en la sede del Parlamento Europeo. Europa de luto junto a España.— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) August 18, 2017 9:20AM British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona attack The family of a seven-year-old boy believed to be British has posted on Facebook begging for his safe return after he was separated from his injured mother in the Barcelona attack, reports Helena Horton. Julian Cadman was in the Spanish city with his mother when the van struck where they were walking. The two were reportedly there to attend a wedding. Julian Cadman is pictured wearing a jumper from a British nursery Credit: JOM CADMAN It appears Julian is British. Although his aunt and uncle who are searching for him live in Sydney, Julian is pictured wearing a jumper from a nursery in the UK. He also has relatives who live in the UK. Jumarie 'Jom' Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. Click here for more details on those missing after the attack. 9:00AM Third suspect arrested is 34-year-old Moroccan national The Catalan police have confirmed the third person to be arrested is a 34-year-old Moroccan national who was living in Ripoll. He is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and the driver of the van remains on the run. 8:45AM Terror cell of eight 'planning attack with gas canisters' Authorities investigating that attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils believe that a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters, according to a judicial source. 8:44AM Man arrested in Ripoll could be driver of car that drove into police checkpoint, official says Joaquim Form, the Catalan interior secretary, told RAC1 radio that initial indications were that the man arrested in Ripoll could be the driver of the car that yesterday drove into a police checkpoint on Avenida Diagonal before abandoning the vehicle in Sant Just Desvern, reports Hannah Strange. The person killed in Sant Just Desvern was apparently the owner of the vehicle, who was found dead from knife wounds inside; it had previously been reported that the driver had died in a police operation.  8:25AM Suicide belts worn by Cambrils attackers were fake, police say The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region's head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1. He said bomb experts had confirmed the explosive belts were duds. 8:04AM Cambrils terrorist taunted and smiled at police as they shot him, says British witness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, was caught up in the second attack in Cambrils and described how police shot dead one of the attackers. He told the BBC he was in Spain for a judo camp and was in a meeting with the coaches when the incident unfolded. "These girls ran into the bar off the street and then people were running up the road. One of our guys stood up, looked and just said 'run', so we all ran. "This guy came running up the road and was shouting something. I didn't know what it was, so we said call the police." A policeman stands by the car used in a terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP "Within 30 seconds the police was already there, jumped out of the car, started shouting at the guy, the guy was then saying something else again. "And then they 'pop, pop', did a couple of shots and he fell down. "He stood back up and then he stepped over the fence and he started, he was taunting, smiling and he carried on walking to the police, and then they gave it to him again, a couple more shots and then he fell to the ground." 7:51AM Third arrest in connection with Barcelona attack A third person has been arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll following the van attack in Barcelona, police and the Catalonia Interior Minister have said. It is unclear if this is the driver of the van that killed 13 people. 7:37AM Recap: How terror returned to streets of Europe If you are just joining our live coverage here's a recap: Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Two men, one Spanish and one Moroccan, were arrested but police said the driver of the van was still at large.  In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away,  at least six people were hurt when "alleged terrorists" drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces. Police officers help the injured after the van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: David Armengou/EPA The five attackers in the Audi A3, who were wearing bomb belts, were shot dead, police said. The bomb belts were detonated by the force's bomb squad. Two of the injured in Cambrils were in critical condition, emergency services said. Police say the attacks were linked. Police at the scene in Cambrils where five terrorists were killed Credit: JAUME SELLART/EPA Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack as Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s police chief, warned: “Unfortunately the number of fatalities will likely rise.” On Thursday night it was confirmed that a three-year-old child was among the victims and 15 people people were in a critical condition. Police detain a possible suspect after the Barcelona attack Credit: Jason Yu/Twitter Liam Searle, 22, from Chichester, West Sussex, said he was skateboarding along the road at around 5.15pm with his headphones on when he heard “massive bangs and thuds” which he thought were gunshots.  “I realised it was the van next to me hitting people.” he said. “The van had stopped right next to me. That’s when two men got out and I ran for my life.” Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old of Moroccan origin, was suspected of having rented the van used in the assault. Spanish reports later said he had handed himself in to police, who were investigating whether his brother had stolen his documentation. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT Two explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night were last night linked by police to the attack. Officers said the residents had been preparing explosives. At least one person died and more than 16 were injured in what was initially thought to be a gas explosion.   Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned the “terrible” Las Ramblas assault and said Britain stood firmly with Spain against terrorism.   Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted that the US “will do whatever is necessary to help”, adding: “Be tough & strong, we love you!.”   The Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us”, while Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, said the attack was “jihadist terrorism” requiring a global response. Victims of the Barcelona attack Credit: David Armengou/EFE This was the eighth terror attack using a vehicle in Europe in the past three years, following the Nice assault in July 2016 that killed 86 and attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge earlier this year that left four and eight people dead.  Earlier this year, jihadists warned that they would be seeking to take their campaign of death and destruction to popular areas in the Mediterranean. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain The CIA warned Spanish police two months ago that Las Ramblas was a potential target, reports said.   Stay with us for the latest updates throughout the day. Terror timeline – Ramming attacks involving vehicles

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