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Massive manhunt for Barcelona van driver

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Police are on the hunt for the driver of a van that crashed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100.

Three people have so far been arrested - but the driver of the vehicle is said to have fled on foot.

He has been identified by Spanish news agency EFE as Moussa Oukabir.

Police have released an image of this suspect following the terror attack in Barcelona © Other Police have released an image of this suspect following the terror attack in Barcelona He is the younger brother of Driss Oukabir, whose ID was used to rent the van and whose photo police released in the aftermath of the attack.

Driss Oukabir is a Moroccon national who was from Marseille. A Facebook account says he lives in Ripoll, Catalonia, about 50 miles north of Barcelona.

He claims his brother stole his ID and reportedly handed himself in to the police station at Ripoll after he saw his photo in the media.

He said he was in Ripoll at the time of the attack.

Spanish police have launched a massive manhunt for Moussa Oukabir © Sky News Screen Grab Spanish police have launched a massive manhunt for Moussa Oukabir President of the Catalan region Carles Puigdemont told local radio there is at least one "terrorist still out there" and that "we don't have information regarding the capacity to do more harm".

Former head of National Counter-Terrorism Security Office Chris Philips told Sky News: "As long as there are areas outstanding, the police will be desperate to bring them in."

The van used in the Barcelona atrocity is said to be a Fiat that was hired from an address in Santa Perpetua Of the Mogoda, about five miles north of the city.

Islamic State said it was responsible for the Barcelona van attack, according to the Amaq news agency, and Spain's Prime Minister described it as a "jihadist attack".

Hours after the van attack in Barcelona, Catalan police said they shot and killed five suspects in response to another terrorist attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils.

One woman was killed when the attackers drove a car into people. Several people were also injured.

Catalan authorities say the attacks are linked.

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