Barcelona attacker Younes Abouyaaqoub shot dead by police near the city after four-day manhunt

‘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 gunned down in a dramatic showdown in the town of Subirats while wearing a fake suicide belt and in possession of a bag of knives, just an hour’s drive from Las Ramblas in central Barcelona where the attack took place.

Police, who moved in after a public tip-off of someone matching Abouyaaqoub’s description near a petrol station, now believe that the terrorist escaped from the original attack by hijacking a car, killing its original driver with a knife and dumping his body.’

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