20 Aug '11, 7pm

Al-Qaeda suspect plots to poison tourists

Al-Qaeda suspect plots to poison tourists

MADRID: An Al-Qaeda-linked suspect plotted to poison water supplies at camp sites and other tourist resorts, said a Spanish judge Saturday, who ordered him remanded in custody. Moroccan Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba "expressed a clear desire to carry out an attack against 'infidels' by poisoning human water supplies, namely at camp sites and tourist resorts" in online jihadist forums, the National Court judge said in his ruling. Thirty-six-year-old Chiba was arrested Wednesday in the southern town of Linea de la Concepcion. He had requested information from other members of the jihadist forum on how to make poison and explosives and swore allegiance to Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the judge said in his ruling. "It is considered probable that all the actions carried out by Abdellatif Aoulad could be the steps taken according to a plan whose ...

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