32 suspects accused of plot to bomb court

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21 March 2006, MADRID — A judge has indicted 32 suspected Islamic extremists in a failed plot to attack the National Court in Madrid, which tries terrorism cases.

21 March 2006

MADRID — A judge has indicted 32 suspected Islamic extremists in a failed plot to attack the National Court in Madrid, which tries terrorism cases.

The suspects allegedly planned to pack a lorry with explosives and drive it into the building.

The indictments were issued last week, but were only made public on Tuesday to coincide with a hearing for eight of the 32 suspects at the court.

The rest will be formally notified of the indictments later this week.

The plot aimed to pack a truck with 500 kilogrammes of explosives and drive it into the National Court building, where nearly a thousand people work daily, including judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police officers, according to the 23-page indictment.

The 32 suspects are charged with "belonging to a terrorist group" and "conspiracy to commit a terrorist attack with resulting deaths" and also with document forgery, the indictment said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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