Xi offers condolences to Spain

Van smashes into pedestrians in central Barcelona

Three other men have been arrested in connection with the attacks: a Moroccan, a man from the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, and a fourth about whom no details have been released.

Thursday's attacked occurred when a Fiat van was driven down the pedestrianised Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon, killing 13 and injured scores more people.

Five more suspected members of the terrorist cell were killed in shootouts with police and a sixth is believed to have been killed when homemade bombs inside the house where they plotted the attacks exploded Wednesday morning.

The suspects, named by the newspaper La Vanguardia, are Moussa Oukabir, Mohamed Hychami, Younes Abouyaaqoub and Said Aallaa. The attackers' vehicle overturned and the men inside were fired on by police when they exited, with five attackers dying in the exchange.

The attackers' original intention was probably to conduct a large truck bombing in Barcelona.

The Cambrils suspects had an axe and knives in the vehicle as well as fake explosive belts stuck to their bodies, said police.

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Tucker's family in Northern California learned Friday that he was among those killed in a deadly truck attack a day earlier in Barcelona, Spain.

An Irish-Filipino family were among those injured in the attack on Las Ramblas. They then made a decision to load two smaller vans with explosives, a plan they too had to abandon, after they failed to prepare the butane gas canister, blowing up a house in Alcanar instead. That house blew up Wednesday night, killing one person, apparently as a result of exploding gas canisters.

The department said Friday that diplomats from the USA consulate in Barcelona are continuing to work with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to Americans.

Spanish media reported that one officer from the Catalonia police force Mossos d'Esquadra, shot dead four of the men after they drove a black Audi into crowds of people.

Spain is fighting a "global battle" against terrorism, Rajoy said, adding that the battle is "not only against us, but against all the countries that defend democracy, freedom and human rights".

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed that the van attack in Barcelona was "jihadist terrorism" which he said requires a global response. "The Travel & Tourism sector offers its full support to all those impacted - both destinations, Spain, and its people - as it is going through these hard times".

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