Five arrested in Spain for Tunisian synagogue attack

10 March 2003
Spanish police have arrested five people suspected of the April 2002 bombing of a Tunisian synagogue, which killed 21 people including 14 German tourists. Spanish Interior Minister Angel Acebes said on 8 March that the five - four Spaniards and a Pakistani - were suspected of having financial ties to Al-Qaeda. Reports circulated last year about Al-Qaeda claiming responsibility for the attack in Djerba, which had a severe impact on Tunisia's crucial tourist industry. A French anti-terrorist judge is also investigating the case and has said that he wants to question the recently-arrested Al-Qaeda figure Khalid Sheikh Mohammed about the bombing.

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