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Spanish police thwart second attack bid; kill five suspects

Aug 18, 2017, 1:23 AM EDT
Attacker mowed down crowd at Las Ramblas, a busy tourist spot in Barcelona.
(Source: Lindz Graham/flickr)

Spanish police gunned down five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils on Friday, foiling a bid for second “jihadist attack” just hours after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and dozens other injured.

The police have launched a massive manhunt for the driver who mowed down people at Las Ramblas in the centre of the city on Thursday, writes the BBC.

World leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, condemned the gruesome assault, assuring Spain of all the support required. Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the strike, which brings back the haunting memories of attacks in Nice, Berlin and London over the last few months, Reuters.