Spanish police arrest 5 suspected of terror links

January 3, 2007 13:49

Spanish police have arrested five men suspected of links with international terrorism, authorities said on Wednesday. A police statement each of the five men was detained in a different Spanish city - Barcelona, Tarragona, Gerona, Cadiz and A Coruna. The five, who were identified as Zohaib Khadiri, Djilali Boussiri, Nasreddine Ben Laid Amri, Samir Tahtah and Kamal Ahbar, may also have collaborated in the escape of two fugitives of the Madrid train bombings in 2004, Mohamed Belhadj and Mohamed Afalah, the police statement added. Belhadj, along with Said Berraj and Daoud Ouhane, is sought by authorities, though all are believed to have fled Spain long ago. Afalah is believed to have blown himself up in Iraq.

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