Spanish police arrest eight members of terrorist cell in Barcelona

November 30 to December 2, 2010

Counterterrorism police detained eight suspects with links to a banned Pakistani Muslim militant group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Spanish Interior Ministry explained that the working methods of those arrested involved stealing passports and travel documents from tourists visiting Barcelona and then were sent to Thailand, copied and then passed on to terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda. The operation was carried out in coordination with Thai and European police forces.