32 suspects accused of plot to bomb court
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