One of the two suspects had celebrated the deadly Barcelona attack on Facebook. Upon investigation, it became apparent that he was allegedly planning an attack on the Spanish embassy in Rabat.
Regional police tweeted that they had shot the man Monday afternoon in an operation amid a massive manhunt for the fugitive from the Barcelona van attack last week.
Authorities are looking for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who they believe was behind the wheel of a van which left a trail of dead and injured on Barcelona's famed boulevard.
A missing imam, a van driver and a house that exploded days ago have become the focus of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort.
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