MADRID, Spain – Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan in connection with the March 11 train bombings in Madrid, authorities said on Wednesday.
Rachid Bendouda (search) was arrested in the Madrid neighborhood of Lavapies, the officials said.
Militants saying they acted on behalf of Al Qaeda (search) have claimed responsibility for the train bombings, which killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500.
Bendouda is believed to have had links with fellow countryman Abdennabi Kounjaa (search), one of seven suspects who blew themselves up when police raided an apartment in the Madrid district of Leganes on April 3 in search of train bombing suspects. Ofndouda was seen with Kounjaa the day before the train bombings.
On Tuesday, Spanish police arrested a family of four Moroccans suspected of having links to the bombings, Spain's worst terrorist attack.
Hours later another Moroccan, Youssef Belhadj, who authorities believe is an Al Qaeda figure mentioned in a video claiming responsibility, was detained in Belgium on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain.