Spain: Arrests over fake IDs for al-Qa'ida

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Seven men have been arrested in Barcelona and accused of providing fake identification documents to al-Qa'ida-linked groups, including the one that carried out the Mumbai attacks in 2008, the Interior Ministry said yesterday.

Six Pakistanis and a Nigerian were arrested. They are accused of stealing passports and other travel documents from tourists in Barcelona and sending them to Thailand where they were falsified and passed to extremist organised crime groups.