Det forelå konkrete planer om å bombe minst tre andre mål i Madrid, viser papirer som ble funnet da terrorister sprengte seg selv i lufta. Blant målene var to jødiske mål: et hotell og en sosialt senter, og en britisk barneskole.
The suspects blew themselves up in April when police tried to arrest them in the flat in a Madrid suburb.
The classified documents became public after MPs investigating the attacks requested them from police.
Det er BBC som melder dette. AFP har fått tak i et dokument som viser at det lå politisk strategi bak bombene i Madrid 11. mars. I og for seg ikke noe nytt, men tankegangen som avsløres, er interessant:
PARIS (AFP) – Al-Qaeda reportedly planned to target Spain as the weakest link of the coalition in Iraq to force its troop pullout, according to a document from the terror network.
«We consider that the Spanish government cannot suffer more than two to three strikes before pulling out (of Iraq) under pressure from its own people,» said the document obtained Wednesday by AFP from Raido France Internationale’s regional office in Beirut.
«If these (Spanish) forces re2_kommentar after the strikes, the victory of the socialist party would be near-guaranteed and the pullout of Spanish forces from Iraq would be on its agenda,» said the document, distributed ahead of the March 11 attacks in Madrid.
Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, elected after the train bombings in Madrid which left 191 people dead in Spain’s worst ever terrorist attack, withdrew Spanish troops from the troubled country in May.
The document has apparently been issued in late February, as it refers to the early days of the Islamic new year which fell on February 21.