Barcelona attacker Younes Abouyaaqoub shot dead by police

Barcelona attacker Younes Abouyaaqoub shot dead by police

Barcelona attacker Younes Abouyaaqoub shot dead by police

Written by Keshala Dias

22 Aug, 2017 | 6:18 pm

The man who killed 13 people in a crowded pedestrian area in Barcelona on Thursday has been shot and killed by police after a four-day manhunt.

Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, 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”).

After Abouyaaqoub was shot, bomb disposal officers used a robot to examine the fake explosive belt. This led to some delay before Moroccan-born Abouyaaqoub could be officially identified.

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