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Ten arrested in Spanish anti-terror sweep

[JURIST] Spanish police arrested 10 people near Barcelona Wednesday in an operation against "Islamic terrorism." Most of the 10 being held are of Pakistani descent, but police say these arrests have no connection to the investigation into the Madrid train bombing last March.

Fifty-five people have been arrested in connection with the Madrid bombing, and the arrests have focused on radical Islamists of Moroccan origin. Police also deny any connection to the detention of five suspected Islamic militants in France earlier Wednesday as part of a French investigation into the events of September 11th, 2001. Reuters has more. From Madrid, El Mundo has local coverage in Spanish.

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