Sign up today and save up to 83% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription
Topics

Africa

Residents of a barrio in Algeciras, Spain, recall train attack suspect

Residents of a barrio in Algeciras, Spain, recall train attack suspect

Flamenco guitars wail from open windows in this humid port city at Spain's southern tip, where the local Spanish is accented with Arabic and the mountains of Morocco loom on the horizon, just across the Mediterranean Sea. It's here in the Algeciras working-class barrio of El Saladillo, a stained stucco tenement strewn with laundry lines, that residents said Ayoub el Khazzani spent his formative years, dabbled in crime and then embraced an extreme form of Islam that allegedly led him to plan his most spectacular crime of all: a terrorist attack. Authorities in France have charged El Khazzani, 25, with attempted terrorism in an attack on a high-speed train traveling from...

Loading
73°