India seeks details of two Indians held in Spain

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) India has sought details of two of its citizens arrested in Barcelona, Spain, for allegedly plotting a terror attack in that country, official sources here said today.

According to reports from Madrid, 12 Pakistanis and two Indians were arrested yesterday after civil guard police found explosives and other equipment during raids on five addresses in Barcelona.

The sources said India would take necessary action after receiving details from the Spanish government. The question of extending legal assistance to the two would arise only after ascertaining the charges against them.

If there was ground for suspicion against the two, Indian security agencies might initiate its own investigations, officials said.

Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba had said yesterday that Islamic radicals may have been plotting attacks.

Spain suffered Europe's deadliest Islamist attack when four Madrid trains were bombed in March 2004, killing 191 commuters and wounding a further 1,800, three days before a general election. With less than two months before Spain's next national poll, Mr Rubalcaba said security services remained on high alert.

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