Moroccan linked to Madrid bombings arrested

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3 February 2005, MADRID - Moroccan national Rachid Bendouda was arrested in connection with the 11 March terrorist attacks in the Spanish capital.

3 February 2005

MADRID - Moroccan national Rachid Bendouda was arrested in connection with the 11 March terrorist attacks in the Spanish capital.

Some witnesses said they had seen Bendouada on the eve of the attacks in central Madrid with Abdennabi Kounjaa, alias "Abdala", one of the suspects in the 11 March train bombings who blew themselves up in the neighbourhood of Leganes as police moved in.

According to police, "Fat Rachid", as he is known, was arrested at a clothing store that he managed in the neighbourhood of Lavapies. His home was being searched, police added.

On Tuesday, four other people - a couple and their two sons - were arrested in connection with the 11 March attacks that left 192 dead and more than 1,500 injured.

The four are members of the Moroccan Militant Islamic Group, or GICM, and may have aided some of the other suspects.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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