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Spain Extends Detention of 16 Al Qaeda Suspects

A Spanish judge on Sunday remanded in custody 16 suspected extremists allegedly linked to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, judicial sources said. The 16, mostly Algerians, were arrested on Friday in raids in the northeastern Catalonia region, and Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said later they were preparing attacks with explosives and chemicals. After questioning the suspects for about 90 minutes, High Court Judge Guillermo Ruiz Polanco ordered the detention in jail of the men, who are accused of belonging to an international terrorist organization, the sources said. The suspects denied belonging to a terrorist organization. Full Story

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