Moroccan group in Madrid blast probe


Interior Minister Angel Acebes said police were probing the main suspects behind the March 11 blasts and “their links to terrorist or fundamentalist groups, particularly the Moroccan Islamist Combattant Group (MICG)”.

Spain is currently holding 18 people over the train bombings, the worst attack on Spanish soil and the deadliest in Europe since the 1988 bombing of an airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Fourteen of the detained suspects, including 10 Moroccan nationals, are facing provisional charges of murder and terrorism.

Ten bombs ripped through Madrid commuter trains killing 191 people and injuring 1,900 more on March 11, in an attack initially blamed on Basque separatists but then pinned on Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.