Madrid bomb detonators were not made in Bosnia

18th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

18 May 2005, SARAJEVO — The detonators used in the Madrid train bombings last year were not made in Bosnia, Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said.

18 May 2005

SARAJEVO — The detonators used in the Madrid train bombings last year were not made in Bosnia, Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said.

Rebutting claims by a Serbian police officer, Moratinos said: "The information is currently being checked out but it seems that there are no indications that it was true."

Moratinos made the statement to reporters following talks with his Bosnian counterpart, Mladen Ivanic in Sarajevo.

Bosnian Serb police chief Dragomir Andan had claimed that the detonators used in the March 2004 attacks, in which 191 people were killed and nearly 2,000 injured, were made in the former Yugoslav republic.

Andan also said suspects linked to the attacks had passed through Bosnia, but he offered no further details.

Ivanic also rejected the claims, saying Bosnian security services "have not, so far, found any evidence indicating that it might be true".

The peak-hour bombings on four Madrid commuter trains have been blamed on al-Qaeda and were seen as a revenge attack by Islamic extremists for Spain's backing for the US-led war in Iraq.

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Subject: Spanish news

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