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  • Serbia to extradite Madrid bomb suspect to Spain

    09/22/2005 5:26:10 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 567+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 Sep 2005
    BELGRADE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Serbia has signed the extradition papers of a key suspect in the Madrid train bombings and will be transferring him to Spain shortly, a government official said on Thursday. Abdelmajid Bouchar, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was detained on June 23 on a train travelling to Belgrade and held for a breach of immigration law. Serbian officials confirmed his identity in mid-August after checks with Interpol and Spanish police. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the extradition date would not be made public for security reasons. "A statement will not be issued before he arrives...
  • Spanish bomb suspect arrested in Belgrade

    08/17/2005 7:40:42 PM PDT · by zagor-te-nej · 23 replies · 525+ views
    B92 ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | zagor-te-nej
    Spanish bomb suspect arrested in Belgrade | 17:43 August 17 | B92 Abdelmajid Bouchar BELGRADE -- Wednesday – A suspect in the terrorist attacks in Madrid in March of last year has been arrested in Belgrade. Moroccan national Abdelmajid Bouchar was arrested for breaches of immigration laws last night during routine checks of travellers on a train. He was held in custody in the Belgrade suburb of Padinska Skela, where an Interpol fingerprint check revealed that he was wanted in connection with the Madrid bombing, B92 learnt. The arrest has been confirmed by the Spanish Interior Ministry and Interior Minister...
  • Serbia hands over Madrid suspect

    09/25/2005 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Banat · 12 replies · 854+ views
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2005 | By CNN Madrid Bureau Chief Al Goodman
    <p>MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Serbia on Sunday extradited to Spain a Moroccan man who is prime suspect in the Madrid train bombings last year that killed 191 people, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>The suspect, Abdelmajid Bouchar, 22, arrived at a military airport near Madrid in the custody of four Spanish officers assigned to Interpol, the international police agency.</p>
  • Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans

    12/11/2005 11:06:07 AM PST · by kronos77 · 28 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2005 | Rade Maroevic and Daniel Williams
    In particular, Islamic radicals are looking to create cells of so-called white al Qaeda, non-Arab members who can evade racial profiling used by police forces to watch for potential terrorists. "They want to look European to carry out operations in Europe," said a Western intelligence agent in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, adjacent to Bosnia. "It's yet another evolution in the tools used by terrorists." ... n addition, Serbian police accidentally came across a key suspect in the March 2004 bombings of Madrid commuter trains while he was traveling through the country by train. He arrived in the...
  • Canada terror suspect: Lawyer must use 'holy book'

    05/23/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT · by oxcart · 18 replies
    <p>TORONTO (AP) -- A man accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida is asking to be represented by a defense attorney willing to use the "holy book" as a reference in his case.</p> <p>During a hearing Thursday Chiheb Esseghaier requested a court-appointed lawyer who will use the "holy book" as a reference. The Tunisian-born Muslim was apparently referring to the Quran.</p>
  • Jersey City man arrested on train with bombs 8 days before Marathon bombings: cops

    04/25/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 25 , 2013
    More than a week before three people were killed and more than 175 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, a Jersey City man was arrested at the train station in Hoboken while carrying two home-made bombs, authorities say. Police also found explosive devices in the Newport Parkway home of Mykyta Panasenko, 27, Jersey City police said today. According to a criminal complaint, Panasenko is charged with having "two destructive devices, specifically improvised explosive devices (IEDs) constructed from a cylinder containing Pyrodex (black powder)" on April 5, the criminal complaint says.
  • Canada tried, failed to deport VIA Rail terror suspect nine years ago

    04/25/2013 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | April 25, 2013 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — Canadian immigration authorities tried to deport the Toronto VIA Rail terror suspect nine years ago but never did so because, as a stateless Palestinian, he could not be sent to any other country, documents obtained by the National Post show. Raed Jaser was allegedly working illegally under several aliases when he was arrested in August 2004 on an outstanding immigration warrant. Officials wanted to deport him because he had a string of criminal convictions but were forced to set him free after two days. The government’s failure to deport Mr. Jaser allegedly proved costly for Canada: He and...
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • French anarchists linked to New York bombing

    11/14/2008 2:46:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 66 replies · 4,881+ views
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Last Updated: 1:48AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    SNIPPET: "A French couple arrested in connection with a series of anarchist attacks on the country's rail network have been linked by the FBI to a bomb attack in New York." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "French anti-terrorist police are holding 10 alleged members of a violent anarchist movement suspected of sabotaging power cables on high speed TGV train lines. But it now transpires that the alleged culprits were netted thanks to information from the FBI, which allegedly linked two of them to the home-made bomb attack on an army recruitment centre in New York's Times Square in March. Julien Coupat, 34, the...
  • Driver Tells Troopers of Terror Plans

    07/27/2004 6:19:21 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 53 replies · 3,462+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS/ Las Vegas Sun ^ | 27 July 2004 | LESLIE PARRILLA
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A driver stopped on an Iowa highway this month was found with flight-training manuals, Arabic documents and night-vision goggles, and he told troopers he knew of terrorist plans to shoot up trains in San Diego, according to court papers. Michael Wagner, 44, of San Diego, said he had knowledge of terrorist activities and people and groups tied to al-Qaida and the Taliban. Wagner also said that he knew about things in the Muslim communities in San Diego that would interest federal authorities.
  • German bombs 'mass murder' bid

    08/18/2006 11:39:17 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 27 replies · 1,065+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/18/06
    German police have ruled out blackmail as the reason why two bombs were left on trains on 31 July - and now believe it was a failed terror attack. The bombs were in identical black cases on trains in Dortmund and Koblenz. They had been timed to explode 10 minutes before the trains arrived, said federal crime chief Joerg Ziercke. "We are now working on the basis that this was the work of a terrorist group... and was an attempt to kill a large number of people," he said. Police want to trace two men seen on CCTV wheeling cases...
  • Clinton covered up 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombings

    10/19/2004 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Coffee_drinker · 36 replies · 4,205+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | oct 19, 2004 | Jack Cashhill
    The very same day that the Clintons go to Long Island to meet with the TWA Flight 800 families, security guard Richard Jewell is patrolling the grounds of Centennial Park in Atlanta. He's a little Barney Fife-ish, but a good guy and very observant. Right around midnight, Jewell spots a large, olive-green, military-style backpack, known as an Alice pack, under a bench. He immediately shares this information with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. When the GBI cannot find the pack's owner, the GBI officer and Jewell begin to clear an area around the pack. Soon afterward, the pack explodes. Two...