Barcelona authorities released the identity of one of the terror suspects behind the deadly ISIS-inspired van attack. Driss Oukabir is suspected to have been involved in the attack amid reports a Spanish passport with an Arabic surname was found inside of the white van.
AP reports local police believe 13 people died and over 90 were injured in the terror attack. Previous reports claimed 14 had been killed.
Two Islamist terrorists were captured after the deadly attack.
— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) August 17, 2017
ISIS took responsibility for the attack.
THE ISLAMIC STATE THREATENED AN ATTACK ON SPANISH TOURISM HOTSPOTS IN FEBRUARY—
Don't You DARE Act Shocked! STOP letting them in!
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) August 17, 2017
The Daily Mail reported:
ISIS fanatics have issued ‘direct threats’ on Spanish tourist hotspots where millions of Britons are expected to visit this year, according to a government report.
The warnings were reportedly found on social media amid fears the terror group is also recruiting translators and foreign jihadists from the country.
Its bid to find Spanish speaking fanatics started last summer, the document claims, adding that extremists were increasingly publishing in the language.
It comes just weeks after police in San Sebastian, in the country’s north, arrested a Moroccan boxing coach suspected of recruiting for ISIS.