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RABAT, Morocco (AP) – A court in Morocco has sentenced a Moroccan man to 10 years in prison for links to the 2004 Madrid train bombings.

The official MAP news agency says prosecutors cited Hicham Ahmidan’s membership in a terrorist group and his role in providing material used in an act of terrorism.

The prosecution says Ahmidan was not in Spain when the attacks took place, but his fingerprints were found on a car used by the attackers.

MAP says Ahmidan was sentenced Thursday in a court in Sale, Morocco. He is already serving a five-year prison sentence for international drug trafficking.

The bombings on several Madrid commuter trains on March 11, 2004, killed 191 people and were one of Europe’s biggest-ever terrorist attacks.

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