A car used by attackers in Cambrils was removed on Friday (August 18), after police said they had killed five people on Thursday night (August 17) in the town south of Barcelona.
Six civilians and a police officer were injured in Cambrils when the attackers ran them over in a car before police shot them dead and carried out controlled explosions.
The explosive belts worn by the attackers killed by police in the Catalan resort town were fake, the Spanish region’s head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1 on Friday.
Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of the multiple planned attacks.
Police said the Cambrils incident was linked to the van attack in Barcelona.