Court conditionally releases Barcelona attacks suspect

Court conditionally releases Barcelona attacks suspect
Salah El Karib

One of the four surviving suspects in the terror attacks in and around Barcelona last week has been conditionally freed because of a lack of evidence against him, Spain's National Court said.

Judge Fernando Andreu ruled that Salah El Karib's passport should be confiscated and that he will be required to present himself in court once a week while he remains under investigation.

El Karib, who worked in a cybercafe in Ripoll, the Catalan town where the extremist cell was allegedly formed, had been in police custody since investigators found that he purportedly purchased plane tickets for some of its members.

On Tuesday, the judge freed with similar restrictions another suspect and sent two others to jail.

Eight more people connected to the attacks are dead, six of them shot by police.

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