Spanish police have confirmed that Younes Abouyaaquoub, the man believed to be the perpetrator of the deadly truck attack in Barcelona last week, has been shot and killed:
Spanish police confirmed the “suspicious person” they confronted in Subirats, a town 28 miles west of Barcelona, was Younes Abouyaaquoub, the 22-year-old Moroccan-born man Spanish authorities believe is the driver who rammed a vehicle into pedestrians at Las Ramblas promenade, one of the city’s most popular tourist attraction.
Spanish police shot the man, who was allegedly wearing an explosive belt. Police were using a robot to get close to the man and determine if the bomb was real. Terrorists shot dead last week were wearing fake bomb belts.
Authorities in Spain announced “everything indicates” Abouyaaquoub is the driver. Search for Abouyaaquoub had expanded to Catalonia and the neighboring French border by Monday morning, Reuters reported.
Younes Abouyaaquoub killed 14 people and injured dozens more when he plowed his truck through a massive crowd at Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. A 15th victim who was found in a car with multiple stab wounds also died on Monday, bringing the death toll from the Barcelona attack to 15.
While ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, Leftists and open borders advocates have speculated that we may never know Abouyaaquoub’s motivation.