5 Algerians arrested in Spain for terror links

AP , Tuesday 27 Sep 2011

Spain arrests five Algerians suspected of sending money to the radical Islamist group, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested five Algerians suspected of helping finance an al-Qaida linked terror group in North Africa.

A ministry statement said the arrests took place Tuesday in towns in four towns in the northern Basque and Navarra regions.

The five are suspected of sending money to the radical Islamist group, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which operates in Algeria. The statement says that the five also maintained contacts with other radical Islamists in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Authorities seized computer material during the raid.

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