This is how the Barcelona attack was supposed to unfold

Tears and sorrow at mass for Spain attack victims

People gather at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas, two days after vehicle attacks.

At a Sunday Mass in the iconic Sagrada Familia basilica, the archbishop of Barcelona on Sunday called for Spain to unite and work for a more peaceful world.

Police said they had cast a dragnet for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who media reports say was the driver of a van that smashed into people on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, killing 13.

Later Sunday, almost 100,000 people were expected at Camp Nou stadium for the Barcelona soccer team's first match of the new season, to be preceded by a moment of silence for the victims, Agence France-Presse reported.

Police said the terrorists behind the rampage were preparing bigger attacks, with the suspected gas explosion on Wednesday in Alcanar believed to have robbed the killers of materials to use in larger-scale operations.

It was also revealed Sunday that the sharpshooting Spanish cop who singlehandedly took down the four terrorists who descended on Cambrils mere hours after the Barcelona van slaughter was not scheduled to be on duty.

Fears were continuing to grow over the fate of seven-year-old Julian Cadman, understood to be a dual British-Australian national, who became separated from his mother during the Barcelona attack.

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The 12-person terror cell has since been declared dismantled, although one suspect is still on the run.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Las Ramblas attack though it is not clear whether any of the attackers were directly connected to the group or simply inspired by it.

Yesterday, police raided the apartment of an imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, according to his flatmate who gave his name only as Nourddem. Police shot and killed the five attackers in Cambrils, some of whom were wearing fake explosive belts. Spanish police set up 800 roadblocks across the country hoping to snag members of the terrorist cell.

Catalonia resident Teresa Rodriguez said she came out to pray for the victims.

Back in Morocco, Moussa and Driss's father Said broke down, surrounded by relatives. He said border checks were beefed up immediately after the attacks.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to talk about an ongoing investigation, said one of the vans was used in the Barcelona attack.

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