Madrid bombing suspect arrested in Belgrade

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Abdelmajid Bouchar, a March 2004 Madrid terrorist attack suspect, was arrested in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, the Ministry for Internal Affairs said yesterday.

He was arrested on June 23rd after he allegedly presented forged Iraqi identity documentation with a name "Midhat Salah" during a routine check by Serbian police. He is currently held in a prison in Padinska skela, near Belgrade.

Spanish interior minister, Jose Antonio Alonso, said Spain will seek extradition. The man is accused of presenting false documents and immigration violations and is currently being held in Serbia.

The Interpol office in Madrid confirmed identity based on fingerprints.