Busy Spanish mall was terror target

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Police combing through the apartment found evidence that included maps of Parquesur, a retail and leisure complex less than a mile (1.6km) from the apartment in the town of Leganes, El Mundo newspaper said, quoting police.


The facility has 193 stores, a hotel and a 2500-seat multi-cinema.

Another newspaper, El Pais, said four days before the March 11 attacks, police acting on a tip-off from neighbours visited the rural house 30km south-east of Madrid where officials say the bombs used in the railway attacks were assembled.

Seventeen people are now charged in the case – six with mass murder and the rest with collaborating or belonging to a terrorist group. Thirteen of the total are Moroccan.

The attacks on four commuter trains left 191 people dead and more than 1800 injured.