Spanish authorities plan to question a Moroccan arrested for murder over possible involvement in the March 2004 Madrid terror bombings.
UPI, John C.K. Daly Jan 7, 2006
Police identified the man as Rachid Taichi, who allegedly stabbing a man to death outside Madrid`s nightclub on Dec. 26.
High Court judge Juan del Olmo will question Taichi over his possible involvement in the March 11 2004 bombings in Madrid. The coordinated attacks killed 191 people and wounded 1,460. The court has evidence that Taichi attended a meeting with the other bombers at a McDonalds in Madrid. The meeting was apparently to discuss the purchase of explosives for the attacks.
Taichi has an extensive criminal record. He has been found guilty on 17 different charges of theft, assault and battery, and drug possession. He also has seven false identities, and two outstanding warrants.
The Spain Herald reported that Del Olmo wants to question Taichi on his links with terrorist Jamal ‘El Chino’ Ahmidan`s hashish smuggling outfit.
In April 2005 the lawyer of police informant Rafa Zouhier implicated Taichi in the Madrid train bombings, but authorities took no action as police told the court that Taichi had already been deported from Spain.