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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 May, 2004, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Madrid suspects let out of prison
Damaged train
The Madrid attacks killed 191 and injured hundreds
The Spanish authorities have released from jail three Moroccans provisionally charged in connection with the Madrid train bombings which killed 191 people.

Judge Juan del Olmo said that the three had been charged with collaboration with a terror group, but they were not directly implicated in the bombings.

The two men and only woman charged since the bombings must report to a court in Madrid every day.

The judge said they were not in a position to hinder investigations.

Family link

Naima Oulad Akcha, Faisal Allouch and Abdelouhid Berrak were released without bail.

Ms Akcha is the sister of three men linked to the case.

Her brothers Mohammed Oulad Akcha and Rachid Oulad Akcha blew themselves up in a Madrid apartment rather than surrender to police last month.

A third brother was reportedly arrested and cleared of involvement in the train bombings.

The Spanish authorities have brought provisional charges against more than a dozen suspects - many of whom are Moroccans.

Twelve people remain in prison.

The 11 March bombings, Spain's worst terrorist attacks, are believed to have been the work of Islamic militants with links to al-Qaeda.


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