Terrorist smiled and taunted police as he was gunned down by Spanish police


(Graphic warning: Video shows terrorist being shot)

This is the moment police gunned down one of five terrorists who launched a terror attack on a Spanish beach resort.

Eyewitnesses say the jihadi sneered at officers and taunted them in the seconds before he was fatally shot.

The attack in Cambril, in which terrorists rammed their Audi car into tourists on the seafront, took place just hours after 13 people were killed and 100 injured in Barcelona.

One woman died of her injuries and at least six more people were injured.

After their car flipped over they were confronted in a gun battle by police.

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And one jihadi remained defiant to the very end.

Eyewitness Fitzroy Davies, from Wolverhampton, holidaying in Cambrils, told Radio 4’s Today programme he saw events unfold as he was sitting in a bar.

“This guy came running up the road and was shouting. Within 30 seconds the police were there,” he said.

Police fired 14 shots before gunning down the terrorist
Police fired 14 shots before gunning down the terrorist

“They jumped out the car and started shouting at the guy. The guy was saying something else again.

“[The police] did a couple of shots. He fell down then stood back up.

“He stepped over the fence and was like taunting and smiling, and he carried on walking toward the police.

“They gave it to him again, a couple more shots, and he fell to the ground. That’s when I decided to go.”

Mr Davies said the man was wearing something which could have been a bomb vest.

He added that the assailants appeared to be high on drugs.

Aftermath of the attack in Cambrils (Rex)
Aftermath of the attack in Cambrils (Rex)
Passers-by rush to help someone injured in Las Ramblas (Rex)
Passers-by rush to help someone injured in Las Ramblas (Rex)

The attack in Cambrils happened just eight hours after the deadly attack in Barcelona.

In the Catalan capital, a van was driven at speed into crowds on the famous Las Ramblas promenade – Spain’s busiest tourist street.

Police are still hunting for attacker Moussa Oukabir, an 18-year-old Moroccan-born teenager believed to have been the driver.

He fled on foot after the attack.

His brother Driss’ ID was used to rent up to three vans including the one in the attack but he has handed himself into police and denied any involvement.

Officers help one of the victims of the Barcelona attack (Rex)
Officers help one of the victims of the Barcelona attack (Rex)

Police are linking the two attacks and believe a terror cell of up to eight people may have been involved.

It is believed they lived in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, where a house packed with gas canisters was destroyed in an explosion on Wednesday killing one man and injuring another.

ISIS have claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.

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