Casablanca bombing suspect held after five years

9th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 March 2007, MADRID – Police in Morocco arrested one of the alleged masterminds involved in the bombing of Casablanca by Islamic radicals in which 45 people were killed, including a number of Spaniards.

9 March 2007

MADRID – Police in Morocco arrested one of the alleged masterminds involved in the bombing of Casablanca by Islamic radicals in which 45 people were killed, including a number of Spaniards.

Saad Hussaini has been sought by police since 2002, though the bombing took place in May 2003.

A Moroccan police source said: “Hussaini has been arrested for his part in the attacks in Casablanca.”

The source added Hussaini was thought to be one of the brains behind the attack in which 45 died and dozens were injured.

One of the targets was a Spanish restaurant, thought to have been chosen because of Spain’s then involvement in the US-led invasion of Iraq.

He is said to be one of the military leaders of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group.
Hussaini has also been thought to be one of the ideologues behind the Madrid train bombings in 2004 in which 191 people were killed.

But police have never been able to find any proof of this link.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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