Inquiry to examine how terrorists got bombs
9 July 2004, MADRID — The judge leading the investigation into the Madrid terrorist attacks sent the 11 March inquiry Friday details of how the explosives were bought for the bombs.
9 July 2004
MADRID — The judge leading the investigation into the Madrid terrorist attacks sent the 11 March inquiry Friday details of how the explosives were bought for the bombs.
Judge Juan del Olmo was answering a request from the parliamentary inquiry for details of how the explosives were obtained.
These include witness testimonies and police reports.
The papers also include the testimony of the caretaker who saw the truck used by the terrorists who planted the bombs at Alcala de Henares.
The four trains left this station on 11 March before being blown-up.
The truck contained a number of detonators and a video tape containing verses of the Koran.
These reports could be crucial to determine how and when police realised that Islamic terrorists were the ones who carried out the attacks.
The inquiry is trying to establish if the then conservative Popular Party (PP) government tried to manipulate the truth about who carried out the attacks in order not to lose votes in the general election on 14 March.
The PP claims the Socialists organised an illegal demonstration outside its offices in Madrid on the eve of the general election which crucially influenced its outcome.
The bombings killed 192 people and left more than 1,500 people injured.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news