Islamic extremist 'who bought bombs' arrested
12 April 2005, ALGECIRAS - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan who allegedly helped purchase the explosives used in last year's Madrid train bombings.
12 April 2005
ALGECIRAS - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan who allegedly helped purchase the explosives used in last year's Madrid train bombings.
Soufiane Raifak was arrested in Algeciras, Spain's southernmost port and its link to Morocco.
He is allegedly linked to Jamal Ahmidan, nicknamed 'The Chinese', who was supposedly the mastermind behind the attacks.
Ahmidan and six others blew themselves up on 3 April 2004 in a flat in Leganes, near Madrid after being surrounded by police. An officer also lost his life in the explosion.
Raifak is also said to be linked to three other Islamic terrorists implicated in the Madrid bombings, Rafa Zouhier, Rachid 'The Rabbit' Agliff and Lofti Sbai.
Police sources said Raifak was arrested by chance as part of a check on his papers. He has been living as an illegal immigrant in Spain.
The bombings in March last year, Spain's worst terrorist atrocity, killed 191 people and injured more than 1,500.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news