Spain to Seek Extradition of Bombing 'Mastermind'
Spain will seek the extradition from Italy of an Egyptian man suspected of planning the March 11 Madrid bomb attacks that killed 191 people, officials said on Friday. Italian prosecutors welcomed the request but said the suspect might also stand trial in Italy. Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, also known as “Mohamed the Egyptian,” was arrested in Milan on Tuesday. Spain called him “one of the masterminds” of the Madrid attacks carried out three days before a general election. “The cabinet has decided to request the extradition of Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, known as the Egyptian, to whom very important responsibility is assigned for his acts in the terrorist murders of March 11,” Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega told a news conference. Full Story