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Spain Nabs 131 Terror Suspects in 2004

Spanish police arrested 131 suspected Islamic terrorists in 2004, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.Nearly half of the arrests were in connection with the Madrid train bombings. Forty-two people were arrested as part of an investigation into an Islamic cell that allegedly plotted to blow up the National Court, the nerve center of Spain’s anti-terror investigations, said the ministry statement. Although officials believe most of those involved in on-the-ground planning for the Madrid attacks have been arrested, they warn that other cells are still active and that Spain remains a target. Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso said on Wednesday that Spain remains on high alert against radical Islamic terrorism and the armed Basque separatist group ETA.Full Story

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