>> The search continues for the man behind the wheel in the Barcelona van attack. Amid growing signs members of the militant group involved had connections elsewhere in Europe. Police releasing pictures of suspect, Younes Abouyaaquoub to media on Monday. The Moroccan born 22 year-old is believed to have rammed the vehicle into pedestrians on Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people and injuring 120 more.
He's then suspected of fleeing the scene on foot, later stabbing a man to death and taking his car to escape. Security operations were underway on Sunday in Catalonia and on the French border. With authorities not ruling out he may have crossed into France. Abouyaaqoub is believed to belong to a cell of 12 who are responsible for the Barcelona attack.
And a second incident hours later further down the coast in Cambrils, when five men wearing fake explosives belts were shot dead by police after ramming holiday makers with a car and stabbing others killing one woman and injuring a handful more. Abouyaaquoub is the only suspect still at large, others implicated in the attacks have been arrested, shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in Catalonia the day before.
The home was believed to be the group's base, and more than 100 Butane gas cylinders were found among its remains. Leading authorities to believe the cell had planned to carry out one or more large scale bombings in Barcelona. Evidence emerged on Sunday that alleged members of the Catalan cell had traveled to other European countries.
Belgium, Switzerland, and France all investigating possible links. Family members have said Abouyaaqoub turned more conservative within the past year. But is shocked at his alleged involvement alongside his brother and two cousins. Abouyaaquoubs' mother has urged her son to turn himself into authorities, saying she would rather he was in jail than killed.