Two al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Spain
Spanish police outside the courthouse during the trial of the Madrid bombing suspects in 2005 (Getty)
Spanish police on Tuesday arrested two “suspected terrorists” believed to be linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Spain’s interior ministry said.
One man, an Algerian, was arrested in the eastern provinceof Zaragoza and the other, a Morrocan, in the southern province of Murcia, after a joint operation between Spain, France andMorocco, a ministry statement said.
The news comes after Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States, police and intelligence agencies stated on Monday.
A U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters the alleged plot was not linked with last week’s Boston Marathon bombings.