Family linked to Madrid bombing arrested
1 February 2005, MADRID-Four members of the same family were arrested on suspicion of being linked to the Madrid bombing in which 191 people were killed.
1 February 2005
MADRID-Four members of the same family were arrested on suspicion of being linked to the Madrid bombing in which 191 people were killed.
The Spanish Interior Ministry said they were all linked to the Armed Islamic Group of Morocco.
The suspects, all Moroccan, are a father, mother and two sons.
They are accused of helping to hide Islamic extremists involved in the 11 March attacks in Madrid on four commuter trains on 11 March last year, which was Spain´s worst terrorist attack.
They were arrested in Leganes, a town near Madrid, where a number of the other suspects allegedly involved in the attacks were also detained.
The suspects were named as Barahim Moussaten, Allal Moussaten, Mohamed Moussaten and Safia Belhadhj.
Brahim Moussaten, 20, was born in Rahababa Taza, Morocco.
His father, Allal Moussaten, 43, was arrested in the same house in Leganes in the early hours of this morning with the rest of his family.
His other son was named as Mohamed Moussaten, 20, who was born in Khababa Taza. Allal´s wife is Safia Belhadj.
They are all alleged members of the Armed Islamic Group of Morocco, whose members were arrested in Belgium in March last year and in France in June 2004.
Members of the same group were arrested in Lanzarote in December last year.
Four members of the group, including Hassan El Haski — who was said to have had links to the 9/11 attacks in the US — were arrested in the holiday island.
The family arrested in Madrid are also related to two suspects who were detained in connection with the 11 March atrocity, Mohamed Afalah and Abdelmagid Bouchar.
They are also said to have links to Youssef and Mimoun Belhadj, who were both arrested in Belgium.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news