Published August 02, 2012
August 2, 2012: Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz speaks during a news conference in Madrid. Spanish police arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who they believe were planning to carry out attacks in Spain and possibly other European countries, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Thursday. (AP)
MADRID – Police have arrested three suspected members of Al Qaeda who had amassed explosives and may have been plotting attacks in Europe, Spain’s interior minister said Thursday.
The three — a Russian, a Chechen and a Turk, according to Spanish police — were detained Wednesday. The Turk was arrested in the southern town of La Linea, while the other two were picked up in the central town of Ciudad Real.
Enough explosive material was found in the house in La Linea to blow up a bus, and the material could be especially dangerous if combined with shrapnel, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said.
Photo of three arrested terrorists in Spain from BBC: More there as well.