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Spain Arrests Five in Bomb Probe Breakthrough

Spain said it had arrested five people on Saturday, some possibly linked to Moroccan militants, adding weight to speculation that the hand of al Qaeda may be behind train bombs that killed 200 people. Interior Minister Angel Acebes said three Moroccans and two Indians were being held following Thursday’s bombing of four packed trains in Madrid, Spain’s worst guerrilla attack. “Sixty hours after the brutal attack we now have five detentions,” Acebes told a news conference. One or more of those arrested may have links to Moroccan militant groups, but it was too early to say for sure, he added. “The police will continue investigating along all tracks… This is an open investigation which is only just starting,” he said. All the arrests were for suspected involvement in the sale and falsification of a mobile phone and SIM card found in an unexploded bomb on one of the trains, Acebes said. Investigators believe mobile phones were used to detonate 10 bombs hidden in backpacks on four trains. Two Spaniards of Indian origin were also giving statements to police, Acebes said. Full Story

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