The chief Madrid suspect was one of those who blew himself up yesterday. From AP:
The ringleader of the Madrid commuter train terror attacks last month was among four suicide bombers who died in a police raid, Interior Minister Angel Acebes said Sunday.
He said the ringleader, among the four who killed themselves Saturday night, was Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet, a Tunisian who spearheaded the attacks March in which 191 were killed.
“The core of the group that carried out the attacks is either arrested or dead in yesterday’s collective suicide, including the head of the operative commando (unit),” Acebes told a news conference.
One of the dead bombers was found with an explosives belt around his body, he said.
Police also found 200 detonators of the kind used in the March 11 attacks and in a bomb that was discovered Friday before it could explode along a high speed rail line, Acebes said.
Police also found 22 pounds of dynamite in the apartment where the four terrorists blew themselves up as police closed in, Acebes said.
“They were going to keep on attacking because some of the explosives were prepared and connected to detonators,” Acebes said.