"BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s royal family and prime minister joined numerous dignitaries and Muslim leaders on Sunday to mourn the 14 people killed in twin attacks last week, the deadliest case of terrorism in the country since 2004.
"As the nation grieved, the hunt continued for Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan-born man who the authorities said might have driven a van that mowed down pedestrians on Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s famous promenade, on Thursday afternoon, killing 13. A 14th person died in a car attack hours later in the seaside town of Cambrils, 70 miles to the south.
"Mr. Abouyaaqoub is believed to be the only member of a cell of at least 12 men who is still on the run, said Maj. Josep Lluís Trapero, the police chief in the Catalonia region, of which Barcelona is the capital, but whether he was still in Spain was not clear." - Raphael Minder & Patrick Kingsley (8- 20-17)/ New York Times
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