Spanish police 'kill Barcelona attack suspect'
Police in Catalonia said a man wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt had been killed in Subirats, 60 kilometres west of Barcelona.
A bomb disposal robot was dispatched to approach the suspect, Catalan police said.
"We confirm that the person shot down in the incident in Subirats (near Barcelona) is Younes Abouyaaqoub, the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Barcelona," police in Catalonia tweeted.
Earlier on Monday, police named Abouyaaqoub as the driver of the van which killed 15 people and injured over 100 last week on Las Ramblas Boulevard.
The 22-year-old Moroccan was believed to be the last remaining member of a 12-man cell still at large in Spain or abroad.
The rest have been killed by police or detained over last week's twin attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils.