Fourteen men, 12 Pakistanis and two Indians, have been charged in Barcelona with participating in a plot to blow up transportation facilities across Europe:
The group intended to carry out three attacks in Spain and one each in Portugal, France and Germany, an unnamed man who infiltrated the group told top-selling daily El Pais.
The preferred targets were public transportation networks, especially metro systems because of the difficulty which emergency services would have in reaching the injured there, according to the newspaper.
The attacks would be claimed in the name of al-Qaeda by Islamist warlord Baitullah Mehsud from Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan.
Fortunately, the gang’s anti-Islamic activity was foiled.