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Vital clues missed by Spanish police

The climbing roses were in full bloom at the bomb-makers’ house near the town of Chinchón yesterday, creeping over the porch from a garden now overrun by grass, bright red poppies and clusters of daisies. It is an innocent-looking place, tucked away among vineyards and olive groves on a dusty lane dotted with similar weekend homes, many of them surrounded by fences topped with barbed wire. A single strip of fading police tape across the gate is the only sign that this tranquil hideaway, 25 miles from Madrid, was linked to the horrific terrorist attacks on the capital’s commuter trains three months ago that left 191 people dead and 1,400 injured. This is where Hamed Sayed Osman Rabei – a former Egyptian army explosives expert said to have helped plan the atrocity and a similar attack reportedly thwarted in Paris this week – allegedly met the petty crooks and pious university graduates who made up the Madrid bombing team. Full Story

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