Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Four more held over Madrid bombs
Updated 23 March 2004, 08.15
Girl looks at the wreckage of the trains
Four more people have been arrested in connection with the train bombs in Madrid which killed 202 people.

That means 13 people have been arrested and questioned since 11 March. Some of the men still being held are to appear in court later this week.

Four of them have already been charged with terrorism, and they will stay in prison while evidence is collected.

The new arrests came as European Union officials had a meeting to talk about how they can fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony Blair and other officials will arrive in Madrid on Wednesday for a memorial service for those who died.

Terror charges

Of the men arrested over the bombings, seven are Moroccans, two are Indians and one is a Spaniard.

One of them is accused of getting the explosives for the attacks and he has been charged with murdering 190 people, as well as attempted murder, robbery and terrorism charges.

A fifth Moroccan man was allowed to go free after the judge decided there was not enough evidence to charge him.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
UKWhat to do if news upsets you
WorldWho's behind the bombs?
Find OutCountry profile: Spain
Find OutWhat is terrorism?
ClubMy country is shocked by the bombs

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
More arrests over Madrid bombings
Police 'identify' Madrid bombers
Spain to 'pull out Iraq troops'
Al-Qaeda 'claims Madrid bombings'
Spain arrests 5 men over bombings

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full World Section
Also in World now:
Battle rages in Iraqi rebel city
Black Watch soldier dies in Iraq
Yasser Arafat in dangerous coma
Candles lit to remember the dead Who's behind the bombs in Madrid?
Fairtrade logo Kids tell us about Fairtrade Fortnight
A dormouse in Weekly Pix Check out the week in pictures
Poacher patrol Poacher patrol: Can you save the animals?
The fence Lowdown on the West Bank 'fence'
Vote: do you believe in a god?
Who are the UK's real secret agents?
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club