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Barcelona terror attack: 4 dead in shootout with Spanish police in Cambrils

CAMBRILS, Spain -- Police in Spain say they have shot and killed four people south of Barcelona while carrying out an operation in response to a terrorist attack on Thursday.

The regional police for the Catalonia region said on Twitter early Friday that officers are in Cambrils, a seaside resort town 62 miles from Barcelona.

According to BBC News, police said they stopped a second alleged terror plot.

Authorities called on people in the town not to go out on the streets, although they said the situation was under control.

Spain's public broadcaster, RTVE, is reporting that regional police troopers killed four people and injured another. The suspects may have been carrying suicide explosive belts.

The broadcaster says police suspected they were planning an attack in Cambrils just hours after a van swerved onto a pedestrian promenade in Barcelona, killing 13.

In another incident, according to BBC News, police shot dead a man who drove into officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Barcelona, but the authorities said there was no evidence that he was connected to the attack in Las Ramblas.

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