BREAKING. Suicide Bomber Killed by Spanish Police Before He Could Attack (UPDATED)

Armed police officer stand in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Spanish police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Last Thursday, a van plowed into a crowded sidewalk in Barcelona, Spain. The death toll from that attack now stands at 15. In investigating Thursday’s attack, police discovered that a house explosion on Wednesday, which had been written off as an accident, was actually another terror attack that misfired.

Now Spanish national police are reporting that a man wearing a suicide vest has been shot dead in the Barcelona suburb of Subirats:

There is rampant speculation that the man is 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, a Moroccan immigrant who drove the van into the crowd on Thursday:

Police in Catalonia have shot dead a suspect, believed to be Younes Abouyaaqoub, the probable driver of the van that killed 13 people on Barcelona’s Ramblas last week, as the manhunt zeroed in on him as the last remaining fugitive from the terrorist cell.

According to a Spanish reports, he was shot by police while wearing a suspected explosives belt.

The operation took place in Subirats, one hour’s drive west of Barcelona.

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