Abu Nayaf al-Afghani is an Islamic terrorist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda that operates in Spain, advocating an end to Spanish support and involvement in the War on Terror. No acts of violence have been attributed to the group since 2004. Authorites concentrated their Madrid bombing investigation on The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM).Three groups claimed responsibility for the 2004 train bombing in Madrid but it is uncertain if any of the three groups were actually responsible: Abu Nayaf al-Afghani, Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, andSalafia Jihadia.
Abu Nayaf al-Afghani
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