Spanish police: arrested terrorists suspected of targeting National Court

Spanish police have broken up an alleged terrorist cell suspected of plotting a major attack on the country's National Court. Police arrested eight suspects throughout the country Monday and Tuesday, according to Spanish Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso. Spain's El Mundo reported that the suspects were planning to park a explosives-laden truck in front of the court in downtown Madrid. The arrests were ordered by leading terrorism judge Baltasar Garzon, who sits on the National Court. Garzon has indicted 41 people on terror charges, including Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida figures. El Mundo has coverage from Spain (in Spanish). AP has more.

 

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