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  washingtonpost.com: Madrid Attacks May Have Targeted Election
Immediately after the Madrid attacks, a claim of responsibility by an al Qaeda-linked group was e-mailed to the London-based Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper.
On the evening of March 11, a stolen van was discovered abandoned east of the Spanish capital in which police found a cassette tape of Koranic verses and blasting caps.
The investigations into the attacks, including one by a parliamentary commission that has often degenerated into partisan bickering, have also suggested that Spanish authorities, who for years have been focused on blocking Basque terror attacks, may have missed key chances to discover the March 11 plot.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A38817-2004Oct16?language=printer   (1962 words)

  11 March 2004 Madrid attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks (also known as 11/3, 3/11 and 11-M) were a series of coordinated terrorist bombings against the commuter train system of Madrid, Spain on the morning of 11 March 2004, which killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800.
The attacks were the deadliest assault by a terrorist organisation against civilians in Europe since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and the worst terrorist assault in modern Spanish history.
Although ETA has a history of mounting bomb attacks in Madrid, planting delayed-action bombs to kill rescue workers and using booby traps (such as explosives in wallets), as well as also having attempted to attack trains, the 11 March attacks were on a scale far exceeding anything previously attempted by a European terrorist organisation.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/11/11_march_2004_madrid_attacks.html   (3912 words)

 Madrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=40_25_N_3_45_W_).
As of 2004, the mayor of Madrid is Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.
Madrid is the largest hub in Spain for university life, though the academic centre is in Salamanca.
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 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks (also known as 11/3, 3/11, M-11 and 11-M) were a series of coordinated terrorist bombings against the commuter train system of Madrid, Spain on the morning of 11 March 2004, which killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800.
The 11 March 2004 attacks consisted of a series of ten explosions that occurred at the height of the Madrid rush hour aboard four commuter trains (Cercanías in Spain).
On the evening of 11 March, told a news conference that a van, stolen on February 28 and containing several detonators and an Arabic-language cassette tape with Qur'anic verses, had been found in the town of Alcalá de Henares, where three of the four bombed trains originated and all four stopped.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/March_11,_2004_Madrid_attacks   (4095 words)

 Aftermath of the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings were followed by an intensive criminal investigation, leading to the arrest of several people, and massive street demonstrations in numerous Spanish cities.
According to police sources, the attacks were carried out by a group of six Moroccans, and it is suspected that one of the bombers died in the blasts, although analysis of the autopsies of the victims had earlier suggested an absence of suicide bombers among the dead.
Until the attacks the People's Party appeared to have a good chance to win a third consecutive term in power, although it was expected to take a plurality of seats in Congress (the lower house of parliament) rather than the majority they held since March 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aftermath_of_the_March_11,_2004_Madrid_attacks   (4210 words)

 ETA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The September 11, 2001 attacks appeared to have dealt a hard blow to ETA, owing to the toughening of antiterrorist measures (such as the freezing of bank accounts), the increase in international police coordination, and the end of the toleration some countries had, up until then, extended to ETA.
On March 1, 2004, in a place between Alcalá de Henares and Madrid, a light truck with 536 kg of explosives was left to cause a massacre, but was prevented by the action of the Guardia Civil.
Also in 2004, ETA was initially suspected of being the authors of a series of ten bombings only a few days before the national elections, which targeted three locations along Madrid's suburban train lines on the morning of March 11, 2004, killing 192 civilians (see 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks).
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/ETA   (4708 words)

 April 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Palestinian gunmen attack a police station in the Gaza Strip, freeing three men arrested for the October 2003 bomb attack against an American diplomatic convoy.
An Israeli border policeman is killed in a suicide bombing attack at the in northern Gaza.
11 Commission states that the FBI was hampered in its fight against terrorism by poor intelligence, insufficient staffing and resources and a bureaucratic culture.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/April_2004   (4051 words)

 History of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the heels of the 2004 spring uprising, the troops of the Dominican Republic, Honduran, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Portugal, Philippines, Bulgaria, Nicaragua and Italy have left or are planning to leave as well.
On 28 June 2004, the occupation was formally ended by the U.S.-led coalition, which transferred power to an interim Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
On 16 July 2004, the Philippines ordered the withdrawal of all of its troops in Iraq in order to comply with the demands of terrorists holding Filipino citizen as a hostage.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/History_of_Iraq   (5056 words)

 Spain: Socialists Win Upset Election Victory In Wake Of Bombings - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY
Just days before the 11 March bombings, polls in Spain were showing the former ruling Popular Party of Aznar well on its way to securing a third term in power.
The conservative government initially said that the attacks were carried out by Basque separatists and downplayed the possibility they could have been the work of Islamist extremists.
The paper said: "The effect of the 11 March attacks appears to have been decisive in the election.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/03/4bb68ee1-d3dd-400f-84c6-3d4c01aecf1c.html   (996 words)

 21st century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Religious beliefs in a "millennial apocalypse" were supplemented by genuine concerns about the Y2K computer "bug" and about possible terrorist attacks centered on the year-2000 celebrations, but the actual turn of the millennium (both the popularly-celebrated one in 2000 and the "purist" one in 2001) went by in a fairly anticlimactic manner.
More Y2K-style computer date failures are due before the end of the 21st century; the Unix datestamps, consisting of a count of the number of seconds since 1970, will overflow in 2038, while the family of operating systems descended from MS-DOS (including the various versions of Microsoft Windows) can't handle dates beyond 2099.
In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, many actions were taken in the name of security against terrorism, both defensive and offensive, especially by the United States.
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 "Series of "Real-Time" Reports Concerning Multiple Train Bombings in Madrid, Spain," 11 March 2004,
A letter to the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper said the group behind the September 11 attacks was responsible for the worst terrorist attack on a European city since World War II.
MADRID, SPAIN: The latest update coming from Spain indicates that at least 131 people were killed and more than 400 were wounded in multiple blasts in/near train stations in Madrid, Pedro Calvo, the Madrid regional government’s security affairs director said.
Based on the fact that the tactics used in today's attacks are very dissimilar to previous ETA incidents, other lines of inquiry are said to include a possibility that the explosions are somehow linked to Spain's participation in and support for U.S. forces in Iraq.
www.emergency.com /2004/Madrid_bmb031104.htm   (2439 words)

 José María Aznar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
José María Aznar López (born February 25, 1953, in Madrid, Spain) was Prime Minister of the Spanish government from May 5 1996 to April 17 2004.
In January 2004 Aznar called new elections, having already announced he would not be seeking the prime minister's office again.
He nominated Mariano Rajoy as the PP's candidate for elections held in March 2004, which the PP, although it had been leading in the polls, lost three days after the Madrid train bombings.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Aznar   (852 words)

 EU: States Seek Clear Line On Antiterrorist Measures In Wake Of Madrid Bombings - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY
The union's interior ministers are gathering on 19 March for an emergency meeting to discuss antiterrorism measures.
Increasing credibility is being given to the claim that the Al-Qaeda network was behind the carefully coordinated Madrid attacks, and if that is true, then Europe is now on the front line in the war against terror, along with the United States.
On 22 March there will be a meeting of EU foreign ministers, who will look at the assessment drawn up by the interior ministers.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/3/04B83095-973C-4F62-8011-8980CD51D6C3.html   (1088 words)

 President Commemorates Veterans Day, Discusses War on Terror
In the past few months, we have seen a new terror offensive with attacks on London and Sharm el-Sheikh, another deadly strike in Bali, and this week, a series of bombings in Amman, Jordan, that killed dozens of innocent Jordanians and their guests.
All these separate images of destruction and suffering that we see on the news can seem like random, isolated acts of madness -- innocent men and women and children who have died simply because they boarded the wrong train, or worked in the wrong building, or checked into the wrong hotel.
Yet, while the killers choose their victims indiscriminately, their attacks serve a clear and focused ideology -- a set of beliefs and goals that are evil, but not insane.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2005/11/20051111-1.html   (5449 words)

 April 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bataan fell on April 9 and the Bataan Death March began.
Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
2004 - Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves with explosives.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/April_3   (918 words)

 City of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the tenth century, Athelstan permitted eight mints to be established, compared to six in his capital, Winchester, indicating the wealth of the city.
In 1132, Henry I recognised full County status for the City, and by 1141 the whole body of the citizenry was considered to constitute a single community.
For instance, when in May 2004 the BBC's Panorama programme examined the preparedness of Britain's emergency services for a terrorist attack on the scale of September 11th or March 11th, they simulated a chemical explosion on Bishopsgate in the east of the City, figuring that this was a realistic target.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/City_of_London   (1786 words)

 Investigators Probe Germany Link in Madrid Attacks | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 26.03.2004
Federal authorities are investigating leads that the March 11 terrorist attacks in Madrid may have been carried out by Islamic extremists living in Germany.
Following the Madrid attacks earlier this month, politicians in Germany have mulled changes to the law that would make it easier to deport suspected terrorists from the country.
A total of 190 people died in the March 11 bombings of commuter trains in Madrid -- the deadliest act of terror in Europe since Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1998, killing 270.
www.dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1432_A_1151785_1_A,00.html   (468 words)

 7 July 2005 Attacks on London Transit System
The sources explained their primary suspicion that the attack was carried out by a local cell of Islamic extremists, who possibly had assistance from a larger foreign based network.
Although initially the attack could not be attributed specifically to one specific group, it bore characteristics of an attack by Islamic extremists, possibly related to the al-Qa'ida movement.
Statements surrounding the 11 March 2004 attacks on the Madrid subway system claimed to be motivated by Spain's participation in the Iraq war.
www.globalsecurity.org /security/ops/london-jul7.htm   (1374 words)

 March 11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year).
2004 - Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid kill 191 people.
March 10 - March 12 - February 11 - April 11 -- listing of all days
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 Italians Convict Man on Terror Charges, Italian Court Convicts Egyptian Man Wanted in 2004 Madrid Train Bombings - CBS ...
Ahmed is one of the chief suspects in the Madrid commuter rail bombing, accused of helping plan the March 11, 2004, attacks, which killed 191 people.
The alleged ringleader of the Madrid attack, Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet, and four other suspects died in an April 2004 explosion in an apartment outside Madrid, apparently committing suicide to avoid capture.
D'Auria has acknowledged that his client knew the members of the cell that carried out the attacks, but said he knew nothing of their plans, which the defense says emerged months after Ahmed had left Spain for France in February 2003.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/11/06/ap/world/mainD8L7LND80.shtml   (739 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Main Page
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) is a paramilitary group which aimed, through the use of violence, to achieve three goals: (i) British withdrawal from Ireland, (ii) the political unification of Ireland through the merger of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and (iii) the creation of an all...
The Attack on Derryard checkpoint was a large guerrilla assault perpetrated by an IRA unit against a permanent vehicle checkpoint at Derryard, near Rosslea, County Fermanagh, on December 13, 1989.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (in English: William Conrad Roentgen) (March 27, 1845 – February 10, 1923) was a German physicist, of the University of Würzburg, who, on November 8, 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as x-rays or Röntgen Rays, an achievement...
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 washingtonpost.com: Al Qaeda Implicated In Madrid Bombings
A March 15 article on al Qaeda's possible connection to the train bombings in Madrid incorrectly identified the nationality of Sept. 11, 2001, hijacker Mohamed Atta.
Alexander said Yusuf Galan, a Spanish national who was charged in Madrid in November 2001 with involvement with al Qaeda, was a former ETA member who had converted to Islam.
Mohamed Atta, a Saudi who led the attacks against New York and the Pentagon, visited Spain twice in 2001, including for 12 days in July when investigators believe he finalized the details of the plot with other participants before flying to Miami.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A58697-2004Mar14?language=printer   (1083 words)

 .: PoliticsOnline -- News, Tools & Strategies :.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Summit takes place in Madrid from March 8-10 and is a top-table political event with speeches from Kofi Annan and the King of Spain.
March 11, the anniversary of the Madrid train bombings [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11_March_2004_Madrid_attacks], has been chosen for an experiment in using the net to encourage political engagement.
Persuading people to sit down on March 11 may not seem like a radical political adventure, but if it shows the politicians that there is a space for intelligent discussion around these major issues it could fill a gap in our current political culture.
www.politicsonline.com /globalcontent/hotsite/hotsite_display.asp?id=267   (307 words)

 Current events - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the Israeli army, a Palestinian female suicide bomber was caught in the Erez Crossing, carrying explosives and a detonator in her underwear.
Israeli media added that she planned to carry out a suicide bombing attack in the Soroka hospital, where she received medical treatment and was scheduled for a doctor's appointment (the army has not confirmed this.) The woman was identified as Wafa Samir Ibrahim Bass and said she was sent by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
Eleven are alleged to be associated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and 5 are alleged to be connected to the Madrid train bombings of 11 March 2004.
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