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Spain Arrests 16 In Suspected Al Qaeda Cell

Spanish police today arrested 16 suspected al Qaeda operatives in pre-dawn raids that also netted explosives and bomb components, suspected toxic material and manuals on chemical warfare, Spanish officials said. The raids came as police in other European countries have been targeting North Africans whom they suspect of plotting chemical attacks. Most of the suspects picked up in Spain today were Algerians and had trained in camps in Afghanistan, police said. Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said that investigation showed them to be part of the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden. Full Story

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