Hidden Threat


Carabinieri escort one of five Moroccans arrested after a find of maps and explosives

Neighbors were jolted from their beds before dawn last Friday when Spanish police burst into flats in an apartment block in the small country town of Banyoles, north of Girona. Simultaneous raids were taking place in a dozen other apartments across northeastern Spain. By the end of the day, investigators held 16 suspects — 14 believed to be Algerian and two believed to be Moroccan — of the 20 originally detained. They discovered large quantities of bomb-making material, manuals on chemical warfare, and equipment to manufacture false credit cards and identity documents, as well as a cache of timers, fuses and...

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