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"It's very shocking to tell you the truth, here nobody can believe that he was capable of doing this", the classmate said.

Oukabir is thought to have used his older brother's documents to hire the vehicle that ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and to have died along with Said Aallaa, 19, and Mohamed Hychami, 24.

The 18-year-old man being sought in the deadly attack in Barcelona fantasized online of killing the "unbelievers" and leaving "only Muslims who follow their religion", according to a report. The third was found in Ripoll itself.

Hours later, police shot dead five men wearing fake explosive belts in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils after they rammed holidaymakers with a car and stabbed others, killing one woman. Better to err on the side of public safety than be handcuffed by political correctness. "I prefer him going to jail before him dying", she said.

TATP is known as the "mother of Satan" and is dangerously unstable. By late Saturday, the Catalan emergency service said 53 people remained hospitalized, 13 of them in critical condition. Four people have been detained.

A French security official said Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented in Spain that may have crossed into France.

"Younes came in, showered, went to Friday prayer at the local mosque, and we all had lunch together", she continued. Authorities say he may have been in the Alcanar explosion. But one wonders: did they really have no idea that their imam was radicalizing young Moroccans and organizing a major terrorist attack?

Barcelona players and fans joined together in a minute's silence to remember the victims of Thursday's terror attack in the city.

"We need to analyze carefully what caused the explosion, the elements that were inside the house", Oliva said. Such mistakes are not uncommon and should not exclude an Islamic State connection, security analysts said.

In the Spanish media, all eyes are now on a suspect named as Abdelbaki Essati, who had served at a mosque in Ripoll and whose home was searched Saturday by the national Catalan police.

"Today, for example, a person told me that one of (the suspects) had written a radical message on social media".

A suspect still at large after the Barcelona van attack began showing more religiously conservative behaviour within the past year and refused to shake hands with women during a visit to his birthplace in Morocco in March, family members say.

Mr. Hamid said the situation in Barcelona is complex.

The news that the two brothers were implicated in the Spain attacks shocked relatives, who said they had no idea the pair had been radicalised.

Officials believe the Spain cell wanted to fill three rental vans with explosives to create a massive atrocity.

The attack in Barcelona, capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, was therefore "more rudimentary than they originally planned", Trapero said.

On Berlin's Breidscheidplatz, where 12 people were killed in a truck attack on a Christmas market last year, people were philosophical.

Earlier reports from Spain had suggested that the terror cell was planning an attack using gas canisters.

Spanish Police said last night that they had killed seven suspected terrorists and arrested four more. There are also inconsistencies between ISIS' statement and the police version of events.

Moussa, 17, was among those shot dead in Cambrils, and Driss has been arrested.

Also, Spain's King and Queen have attended a mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica for the victims. "Whatever changed them happened in Europe, not here".

The 14 people killed spanned generations — from age 3 to age 80 — and left behind devastated loved ones.