Police in Catalonia, Spain said early on Friday that they killed five terrorists in the coastal town of Cambrils.
The individuals, who were wearing suicide belts, were linked to Thursday's van attack in Barcelona as well as Wednesday's gas explosion in the municipality of Alcanar, police stated. The five suspects were believed to be planning a separate assault following events in Barcelona.
@mossos tweet: We work with the hypothesis that the incident of #Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack. We have shot down the perpetrators
Six civilians and one police officer were also injured during the police raid, authorities said, adding that residents of Cambrils should avoid the street because of ongoing police operations.