Spanish police have arrested eight people suspected of aiding terrorists implicated in the 2004 Madrid bombings. Officers raided addresses in Barcelona, Madrid and the southern Andalucia region in the early hours of this morning.
Police say the eight people arrested are all of Moroccan origin and are suspected of recruiting and funding al-Qaeda. Officials also allege they housed fugitives suspected of involvement in the Madrid train bombings, which left 191 people dead. The raid was part of operation Tigris, launched against Islamic terrorist cells in 2005 and led by prominent judge, Baltasar Garzon.