Barcelona carnage: Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam


"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its strong condemnation of the van terror attack which took place in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday, and which resulted in the death of many civilians and injuring of dozens others", the statement said. This has not been officially confirmed. During his campaign, Trump was skeptical that continuing the war would lead to victory or serve American national interests, though he was inconsistent on the question of whether the 2001 invasion was a mistake.

Police were keeping a close eye on the streets of Ripoll, on the lookout for Abauyaaqoub and others.

"Faced with this criminal act, the Annour Islamic Community of Ripoll reiterates its complete commitment to the fight against any form of terrorism, and we hope that those responsible for this attack are arrested and taken before a judge as soon as possible", they said. He added officials have no concrete evidence about how a group of young men in the northeastern town of Ripoll were radicalized.

The girlfriend, Marta Scomazzon, who was hospitalized with a fractured foot and elbow, told an aunt that "we were walking together, then the van came on top of us".

"The cell has been completely dismantled in Barcelona", Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said at a news conference on Saturday.

Initially, only one person was believed killed in the Wednesday blast that destroyed a house in Alcanar.

Another company executive, Neil Mascarenhas, has a bout of nostalgia about his visit, "soaking up the sun at Port Olimpic and burning holes in our pockets while shopping in Las Ramblas". The car's five occupants were shot dead by police. Trapero said Sunday that the cell had probably been there for at least six months.

Everyone so far known in the cell grew up in Ripoll, a town in the Catalan foothills 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Barcelona.

Spanish police now say they are searching for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, as the driver of the van after the previous suspect, 17-year-old Moussa Oukabir, was named as one of five suspected members of a terrorist cell killed in a shootout with police following the Cambrils attack.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for both of the attacks.

The Argentine government expressed its deep regret over the pain caused to Pereyra's family and friends and said its diplomatic missions in Barcelona and Madrid are working to assist. I don't know if they were brainwashed or they gave them some type of medication or what.

The terror attacks drew global condemnation.

"The best mitigations are done at the design stage", Mr Turnbull said. Her husband and one of her sisters are injured in a hospital. Spanish media reported the boy was in a Barcelona hospital. "I did not think he could do something like this".

Saturday's memorial service was attended by Spain's King Felipe IV, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy among other dignitaries.

We spent most of our time shopping on Las Ramblas as well as trying to look for tickets to a match in which Barcelona was playing.

Spanish media reported that Abouyaaqoub may have been the driver of the van in Barcelona, but police and Catalan officials could not confirm this.