Alleged Associate of Bin Laden Arrested

From Times Wire Reports

Spanish police arrested an Algerian man allegedly linked to Saudi militant Osama bin Laden.

Mohammed Bensakhria was detained in the southeastern city of Alicante along with a suspected terrorist who was not immediately identified, Police Chief Juan Cotino said. Bensakhria had been sought by Interpol and U.S. and French authorities.

Spanish Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy said Bensakhria had ties with Bin Laden, who has been accused of masterminding the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Bensakhria, 40, is thought to be the leader of a terrorist group broken up in Germany in December.

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