Islamists sought “maximum carnage” in Barcelona attack

An Islamist terror cell dismantled in January in Barcelona has chosen the city’s subway system as a target for a series of suicide bombings in order to maximize the carnage and loss of life, according to the testimony from a protected witness. If we attack the metro (subway), the emergency services cannot get there one of the recently arrested men said. According to a witness, who police are calling F-1 in order to protect his identity, the plan for the attacks came from Baitullah Mehsud, a Taliban leader in Pakistan’s Waziristan region. Mehsud is believed to be close to Osama bin Laden and has been blamed by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.