Madrid terror suspect had details of London Tube

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21 November 2005, MADRID — Police find maps of Spanish trains, the London Underground and Montreal’s rail system on the computer of a man questioned over the Madrid bombings.

21 November 2005

MADRID — Police find maps of Spanish trains, the London Underground and Montreal’s rail system on the computer of a man questioned over the Madrid bombings.

The Spanish daily El Pais reported Abdelhak Chergui, a 32-year-old Moroccan who studies telecommunications in Spain, was arrested in May along with his brother Abdelkhalak in connection with the investigation of the bombings in March last year that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500 people.

At the time, police said the two were suspected of helping to finance the attacks and providing weapons to people accused of carrying them out.

Del Olmo released them for lack of evidence, however, after ordering them to surrender their passports.

The investigation continued and an examination of Chergui's computer found detailed information on the Madrid, London and Montreal train systems, El Pais said, quoting a police report submitted to the judge in September.

Police have declined to comment on the report.

El Pais did not say if Spanish police suspected Chergui of any role in the London bombings which killed 56 people in July.

The Madrid attacks were claimed by Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda.

A total of 26 people are in jail in connection with the Madrid bombings, but about 80 more who were questioned and released are still considered suspects.

The first trial of these suspects is expected next year.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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