August 22, 2017 / 4:30 PM / in a year

Two suspected members of Barcelona plot tell court imam was instigator - source

MADRID (Reuters) - Two of the four suspected members of an Islamist group which carried out the attacks in Catalonia last week that killed 15 told the judge a local imam was the instigator of the plot, a source familiar with the matter said.

Abdelbaki Es Satty, a former imam in the town of Ripoll where most of the members of the cell were from, died in a blast at a house the night before a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona as the group was preparing explosives to launch a larger attack.

Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Adrian Croft

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