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Spanish Police Say Al-Qaeda Suspects Planned Attacks


Spanish authorities say three suspected Al-Qaeda members arrested in Spain appeared to have been planning an attack on Spanish territory or in another European country.

Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told a news conference in Madrid on August 2 that there was "clear indication that those arrested could have been planning an attack in Spain or in Europe."

The three were apprehended in Spain's southern Cadiz region.

Spanish media quoted police as saying the three were in possession of explosives and poison.

Media reports said two of the suspects were Chechens and one was a Turk.

The information could not be immediately confirmed.

A terrorist attack on Spain in 2004 attributed to Al-Qaeda left 191 dead.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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