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Spain arrests two al Qaida suspects

Published 23/04/2013 | 10:39

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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.

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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.

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