An original translation and H/T to Hermes:
Two alleged islamist terrorists have been detained in Murcia and Zaragoza.
The National Police searched the flat where the one detained in Murcia was dwelling, in the district of Barriomar.
The Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, assured today that one of the two alleged members of the radical cell related to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who has been detained, had made apology for the Boston attack.
The minister spoke thus about the detention of two presumed members of a radical cell linked to the terrorist organization AQMI – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb which was carried out in Murcia and Zaragoza.
“According to the police, the profile of the detainees is that of the lone wolf”, just like the two terrorists who carried out the terrorist attack in Boston, the Minister declared.
The detainee from Zaragoza praised the Boston attacks calling them an answer to “the death of innocents and imperialism”.
Police have been working for more than a year in this operation, which remains open, in collaboration with the police forces from France and Morocco, the Minister said. He pointe dout that the detentions took place because there were “wellfounded indications”, and the investigation was ripe.
The homes of both detainees were searched in Zaragoza and Murcia: Nou Mediouni – Algerian national, and Hassan El Jaaouani – Moroccan national.
The national police searched in Murcia the third-floor flat of Romiron building in Barriomar, the living place of Hassan El Jaaouni, a Moroccan national. This search was ordered by Santiago pedraz, judge of the National High Court.
A vehicle from the Protection and Reaction Unit (UPR), a van from the TEDAX (experts on disablement of explosive devices), another vehicle from the K9 unit and three more from the judicial police arrived to the building, which was guarded by two agents, and into which only neighbors are allowed.
According to what the neighbors declared, the alleged terrorist could have thrown some packages out of the window when the police came for him. The packages fell to a schoolyard of a nearby school located at no. 38 of Ciudad de Murcia Avenue in Murcia.
The judge ordered the detention of this person, together with that in Zaragoza, after having determined that they had in recent times allegedly radicalized themselves, and that they visited jihadi webpages.
The detainee from Murcia may have made contact with members of the organization AQMI in Mali and also with people in charge of recruiting radicals in Spain, sources from the Interion Ministry informed
One of his contacts from mali with whon he established contact is directly involved in the kidnap and subsequent assassination of two French nationals in Niger in January of 2011, the sources added.
– Nou Mediouni: from Argelia, and detained in Zaragoza. He was a regular guest in a known radical islamist internet platform, through which members of AQMI in Mali recruited those candidates who had the most radical profiles, driving them gradually to even more private forums with strong security measures.
Nou Medioui was recruited through this forum due to his high level of radicalization. He received detailed instructions for his travel to a jihadi training camp managed by AQMI in the north of Mali.
The strong international police pressure on the field hindered them in offering a secure contact route to the detainee, so he had to return to Spain, showing great frustration for not having been able to “die like a martyr”, as was his wish.
– Hassan El Jaaouani: from Morocco, and detained in Murcia. The detainee had allegedly contacted with the same AQMI personnel in Mali and with people in charge of recruiting radicals in Spain. One of the contacts in Mali with whon he contacted is directly involved in the kidnap and subsequent assassination of two French nationals in Niger in January of 2011.