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Sun Aug 5, 2012, 01:57 PM

Spain charges Russian nationals over 'al-Qaeda plot'

Source: BBC

5 August 2012 Last updated at 15:34 GMT

Spain charges Russian nationals over 'al-Qaeda plot'

A Spanish judge has charged two Russian men with being members of an armed terrorist organisation and possession of explosives.

The two men were detained last week along with a Turkish national, who was charged on Friday with possession of explosives.

Spain's interior minister has described the two Russians - both of Chechen origin - as suspected al-Qaeda members.

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The three are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, according to Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19138751

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