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August 5, 2012

Spain Arrests Al Qaeda Suspects Who Planned Bomb Attacks Using Small Planes

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Spain did not identify the suspects by name, but said two were from Chechnya and one from Turkey. (Photo by Spanish Interior Ministry)

Spanish authorities have arrested three Al Qaeda operatives who had obtained explosives and had been training to fly ultralight airplanes, Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. “There is a clear indication that those arrested could have been planning an attack in Spain or in Europe,” said Diaz. [ABC News]



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