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Barcelona suspects filmed making purchase hours before attack

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 00:58

Three attackers who were shot dead in Cambrils on the night of the attack in Barcelona last week were caught on a petrol station's surveillance camera close to the town just hours before the attack. Mia Womersley reports.

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Three militant attackers who were shot dead on the night of the Barcelona attack were caught on CCTV just hours earlier. The men used a car to ram into passersby in the coastal resort town of Cambrils last Thursday (August 17). The occupants got out and tried to stab people. One woman was killed and the assailants were shot dead by police. The surveillance footage was released by Catalan daily Ara. It says the group visited the same gas station four times that day. The newspaper reported that they were regular clients and used to charge their pre-pay cards there. On the day of the attack they purchased bread, omelettes and lighters. Last week, a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas, killing 13 people - followed by the attack in Cambrils. In total, a dozen Islamist militants suspected of involvement in both plots were either killed or arrested.

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Barcelona suspects filmed making purchase hours before attack

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 00:58