Two al Qaeda suspects arrested in Spain

MADRID Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:20am EDT

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two men suspected of being linked to militant Islamist network al Qaeda, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

One man, an Algerian, was arrested in the eastern province of Zaragoza and the other, a Morrocan, in the southern province of Murcia, after a joint operation between Spain, France and Morocco, the statement said.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry declined to give any further information.

(Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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