March 11, 2004 Madrid attacks

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March 2004 Madrid Train Bombings
Location Madrid, Spain
Date 11 March 2004
07:30 – 08:00 (UTC+01:00)
Attack type Mass murder; terrorism; Backpack bombs
Deaths 191
Injured 2050[1]

The 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings (also known as 3/11 and in Spanish as 11-M) consisted of a series of coordinated bombings against the Cercanías (commuter train) system of Madrid. 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 a Muslim al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell,[2][3] although no direct al-Qaeda participation (only "inspiration") has been established.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 El Mundo (Spanish)
  2. "Spanish Indictment on the investigation of 11 March" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Spain. http://www.elmundo.es/documentos/2006/04/11/autohtml/index.html?cual=1412.
  3. Oneill, Sean (15 February 2007). "Spain furious as US blocks access to Madrid bombing 'chief'". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1391123.ece. "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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