2004 Madrid train bombings

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2004 Madrid train bombings
LocationMadrid, Spain
Date11 March 2004
07:30 – 08:00 (UTC+01:00)
TargetMadrid Commuter Train System
Attack type
Mass murder; terrorism; backpack bombs

The 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings (also known as 3/11 and in Spanish as 11-M) were a series of coordinated bombings against the Cercanías (commuter train) system of Madrid in Spain. It happened on the morning of 11 March 2004 (three days before Spain's general elections). The attack killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.[1] The official investigation by the Spanish Judiciary determined the attacks were directed by an Islamist al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell,[4][5] although no direct al-Qaeda participation (only "inspiration") has been established.

These bombings were Spain's worst terrorist attack.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 El Mundo (in Spanish)
  2. Judgment of the attacks Archived 2013-06-01 at the Wayback Machine. El país, 2008.
  3. Al Qaeda claimed the attacks. 20 minutos, 2007.
  4. "Spanish Indictment on the investigation of 11 March". El Mundo (in Spanish). Spain.
  5. Oneill, Sean (15 February 2007). "Spain furious as US blocks access to Madrid bombing 'chief'". The Times. London. The al-Qaeda leader who created, trained and directed the terrorist cell that carried out the Madrid train bombings has been held in a CIA "ghost prison" for more than a year

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