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Spanish police shot and killed five suspects planning an attack south of Barcelona


Updated August 17, 2017 10:13 PM EDT

Police in Spain have announced that the fifth suspect in the planned attack in Cambrils has died after being shot by regional officers. Four other suspects had been shot after regional authorities responded to reports of a terrorist plot in the resort town.

Spanish police shot and killed four suspects in a town south of Barcelona while responding to reports of a terrorist attack.

The Catalonian regional police force announced via Twitter early Friday morning that authorities are in a seaside town called Cambrils which is 62 miles south of Barcelona.

Spanish broadcaster RTVE reported that said regional authorities killed four people and injured another who were suspected of planning an attack in the resort town. The channel played a video in which gunshots could be heard in Cambrils' promenade while sirens blared and people’s screamed.

The announcement came hours after a van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona killing 14 and a vehicular incident in which a man rammed a car into a police blockade.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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