Dead suspects in Cambrils wore fake bomb belts
Catalan authorities are confirming that the five suspects killed in a police shootout in the seaside resort of Cambrils had plowed down pedestrians and police in a car attack and were wearing fake bomb belts.
The attack early Friday in Cambrils came hours after a white van mowed down tourists and locals in the popular Las Ramblas promenade in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100.
Catalonia's interior minister, Joaquim Forn, tells Onda Cero radio that the suspects in Cambrils were driving in an Audi 3 and began plowing down people when they reached a populated area near the boardwalk.
A police car was damaged and an officer was among the six people injured.
Forn says the suspects killed in a subsequent shootout with police were wearing fake bomb belts.
He says the belts were very well made, and that authorities only determined they were phoney after a controlled explosion.