Barcelona attack

Barcelona attacker may still be alive and at large

This goes against earlier media reports that he was among five people killed in a police shoot out in a Catalan seaside resort.

The police chief in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, said he could not confirm the driver was one of those killed.

The driver abandoned the van and fled yesterday after speeding along a section of Las Ramblas, in Barcelona, leaving a trail of dead and injured among the crowds of tourists and local residents thronging the street.

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said.

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the van fled and is still at large.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a "jihadist attack".

The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead.