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13 held after raids in terrorism case

October 17, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Spanish police arrested 13 men accused of harboring Islamic extremists, including several suspects in the March 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, the Interior Ministry said.

The men are suspected of giving shelter to Islamic extremists and helping them flee the country.

Police made the arrests in four towns near Barcelona. Raids also occurred in Madrid and Algeciras.

The arrests stemmed from a 2005 police operation.

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