June 9, 2006

Madrid bomb suspect claimed compensation: officials

MADRID (Reuters) - A Moroccan man charged in connection
with the Madrid train bombings has failed in a bid to claim
compensation for the death of his step-daughter in the attack,
Spanish court officials said on Friday.

A court rejected the bid by Adennabi Essebar, one of 29
people charged in April with the attack by an Islamist group
investigators believe was inspired by al Qaeda.

His wife's 13-year-old daughter was among the victims when
plastic explosives ripped through four trains packed with
commuters heading for work in the Spanish capital on March 11,
2004. The bombs killed 191 people.

Essebar is held on charges of collaboration with a
terrorist group and financing and recruiting illegal fighters.