Manhunt for 18-year-old Barcelona Muslim terrorist who talked about killing infidels on social media
Police are still hunting the Muslim teen-terrorist behind the Barcelona terror attack which killed 13 and injured more than 100 people.
Moussa Oukabir, 18, is believed to have stolen his older brother’s identity documents to rent the white Renault van which later ploughed into pedestrians on a busy street popular with tourists.
The Muslim terrorist, said to be a Spanish national of Moroccan heritage, had previously written about ‘killing infidels’ in a chilling online post.
His brother Driss Oukabir, 28, was initially named as a suspect but later handed himself to a police station in Ripoll, a town to the north of Barcelona, not far from the French border.
The older brother, whose identity document is said to have been found in the van, was reportedly arrested after he told police his brother took his ID documents.
Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel posts were found on Driss Oukabir Facebook.
Moussa can be seen smiling and posing in images on his social media accounts, which he also used to air hatred for non-Muslims.
The teen-terrorist, reportedly a resident of Barcelona, posted on social network Kiwi that, if he was king of the world, his first act would be to ‘kill the infidels’.
After Moussa’s brother and another terrorist were detained yesterday, police arrested a third Muslim terrorist, a 34-year-old Moroccan, in Ripoll today. Moussa however is still on the run.
A security expert told the New York Times that police believe three vans were hired using the elder Oukabir brother’s ID, after the plotters were unable to hire a larger truck.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the atrocity on the city’s famous promenade, Las Ramblas.
Police launched ‘Operation Cage’ to capture those responsible for the terror attack.
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted: ‘The terrorists will never defeat a united people who love liberty over barbarity. All of Spain is with the victims and families.
‘I am heading to Barcelona. Maximum coordination to arrest the attackers, reinforce security and attend to those affected.’