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Two new arrests for Madrid massacre

Published on 05/04/2004

5 April 2004

MADRID – Police hunting the terrorists behind the Madrid massacre said Monday they had arrested two more suspects.

One was detained in Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in north Africa.

The other was arrested in Fuenlabrada, in Madrid.

The outgoing Interior Minister Angel Acebes said the arrests were made on Saturday.

This brings the number of suspects arrested as part of the investigation into the 11 March bombings to 26.

Fifteen have been held in prison on the orders of the judge investigating the case, Juan del Olmo.

Acebes also said that police had carried out a raid in Albolote in Granada, in Andalusia, southern Spain, as part of the investigation.

Meanwhile, forensic officers were still inspecting the building in Leganes south-west of Madrid, which was blown up by a terrorist cell Saturday night.

A demonstration was held in the city Monday in support of the police officer who was killed when five terrorists blew themselves up after a siege.

The funeral of Francisco Javier  Torrenteras was attending Sunday by all the leaders of the main political parties.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject :Spanish news