Spanish police arrest 16, including potential Iraq suicide bombers

[JURIST] Spain announced on Wednesday the arrest of 16 suspected Islamic militants, including 11 fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi [BBC profile] and men training to carry out suicide attacks in Iraq. A statement [press release in Spanish] from the Spanish Interior Ministry [official website in Spanish] characterized the men as "extremely radical and dangerous," and said that five of the 16 had aided the terror cell responsible for the Madrid train bombing [JURIST news archive] of 2004. Eleven of the suspects are Morrocan, two are Algerian, two are Spanish, and the origin of one is unknown. Spain has made over 200 arrests of supected terrorists in nine different investigations. Reuters has more.

 

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