Suspects linked to Casablanca bombings held

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3 November 2006, MELILLA — Police arrested two suspected Islamic militants linked to the bomb attack in Casablanca in which 45 people were killed.

3 November 2006

MELILLA — Police arrested two suspected Islamic militants linked to the bomb attack in Casablanca in which 45 people were killed.

The pair, who are said to be members of the Islamic Combatant Group of Morocco, were detained in Melilla.

They are said to have played a role in the logistical support for the bombing in Casablanca in 2003. 

The arrests were made on the orders of Spain's leading investigative judge,  Baltasar Garzón.

The suspects were named as Ali A., 43, who was born in Morocco but who has Belgian nationality and Nordin El Behri A.M., 31, who was born in Melilla, Spain's North African enclave.

They were arrested as part of  a police operation codenamed Rally.

Police seized a telescopic rifle sight, documents, two metal suitcases, CDs, and a  laptop.

In May 2003, four bombs planted by suicide bombers killed 45 people in a Spanish restaurant in Casablanca.

Three of those who died were Spaniards.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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