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04/23/2013 05:13 am ET Updated Jun 23, 2013

Al Qaeda Suspects Arrested In Spain: 1 Algerian, 1 Moroccan Held In Joint Operation

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MADRID, April 23 (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two men suspected of being linked to militant Islamist network al Qaeda, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

One man, an Algerian, was arrested in the eastern province of Zaragoza and the other, a Moroccan, in the southern province of Murcia, after a joint operation between Spain, France and Morocco, the statement said.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry declined to give any further information. (Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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