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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Spain arrests two al Qaida suspects

Two suspected members of al Qaida's North African branch have been arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested two suspected members of al Qaida's North African branch.

The Interior Ministry say the pair have a similar profile to the suspects in the recent attacks in Boston.

A statement said one Algerian was arrested in the north-eastern city of Zaragoza while a Moroccan was arrested in the south-eastern city of Murcia.

The interior ministry said the two were suspected members of a cell of al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, a branch of al Qaida that operates in north-west Africa.

The ministry gave no immediate details as to how their profile was similar to those suspected of carrying out two bomb attacks during the Boston Marathon last week.

Press Association

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