Secret report reveals Madrid bombers' training camp
27 September 2006, MADRID — A secret police report into the Madrid bombing claims some of those suspects were trained in Afghanistan, it was reported on Wednesday.
27 September 2006
MADRID — A secret police report into the Madrid bombing claims some of those suspects were trained in Afghanistan, it was reported on Wednesday.
The Spanish daily El Pais said the report, which has been passed to the judge investigating the case, Juan del Olmo, said the rush hour train bombings were the work of a fundamentalist Islamic organisation linked to Al-Qaeda.
It claimed that some of the terrorists involved in the attack in which 191 people died were trained in Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
They were led by the terrorist group called the Moroccan Armed Islamic Combat Group (GICM).
The suspects were allegedly taught how to use the alarm clock on a mobile telephone to activate bombs.
The detailed report claims some of the parts of the bombs were originally bought in Afghanistan.
It said the Syrian-born Spaniard, Mustafa Setmarian, who has been linked to the bombings, ran the training camp.
Chemical weapons training was also given to terrorists at the same camp.
Using the alarm clock on a mobile to set off a bomb is the technique which was taught in the camp in Jalalabad, run by the GICM.
The sale of drugs was the way the attacks were funded, both to pay for the explosives, allegedly stolen from a mine in Asturias, northern Spain, and to pay for the rental of homes and flats around the country.
According to documents found in the flat in Leganes, near Madrid, where seven of the terrorists blew themselves up, three more terrorist attacks were planned in the days after the massacre in March 2004.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news