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Spanish Officials Say Italy Agrees to Extradite Terrorism Suspect


Spanish judicial officials say Italy's highest appeals court has approved Spain's request for the extradition of a top suspect in the train bombings that killed 191 people in March in Madrid.

Italy has not confirmed the report. The suspect, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, whom police arrested in Milan in June, had appealed a previous ruling authorizing his extradition.

Spain is seeking Mr. Ahmed's custody in connection with the March 11 terror attacks, in which suspected Islamic militants simultaneously detonated a series of bombs aboard rush-hour commuter trains in the Spanish capital.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and his visiting Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi, met Tuesday in Spain to discuss joint anti-terrorist efforts.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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