Pakistan says Spain has solid evidence against its nationals

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Spanish authorities had concrete evidence against the nine Pakistani nationals arrested for planning terrorist attacks in Spain and Europe. “The Spanish investigators have solid evidence against nine of the twelve Pakistanis arrested in Barcelona. The material used in the blast was recovered from them,” said Qureshi, in a meeting with the Senate. The twelve men were detained in mid-January of this year, and authorities believe they had been planning to carry out attacks similar to the Madrid bombings. Three suspects were released on account of no evidence against them, but nine remain in Spanish custody.