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Al Qaeda May Be Widening War of Terror

Police fanned out across this coastal city Saturday, detaining Islamic militants for questioning following a rampage of synchronized suicide bombings that may be the work of Al Qaeda terrorists widening their war to Spanish and Moroccan targets. The toll from the Friday night bombings was raised to an estimated 41 dead, including 10 suspected terrorists, and 100 wounded, according to Moroccan and Spanish officials. The death toll could rise, a Spanish Embassy spokesman said, since some of the approximately 45 victims still hospitalized are gravely wounded. The five bombing targets included a crowded Spanish restaurant and cultural center. European law enforcement officials said the attacks suggest Al Qaeda has opened two new fronts in its war on the West: Spain, a leading ally of the U.S. in the war against Iraq, and Morocco, a moderate Arab regime that has cooperated with the U.S. in the global campaign against terrorism. Full Story

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