Argentina Seeks Colombian In 1994 Terror Strike

By Dialogo
May 21, 2009

An international arrest warrant has been issued for a Colombian accused in the worst terror strike on Argentine soil, the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities building that killed 85 people and injured 300, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman said that on Wednesday he sought the arrest of a Colombian who was a resident of Buenos Aires and suspected in the attack, the second major anti-Jewish bombing in Argentina that has gone unsolved for a decade and a half. "I have done the paperwork seeking the arrest and international capture of the 'local connection's' top reponsible party, Colombian Samuel Salman El Reda," Nisman told a press conference. The suspect has been married to an Argentine national, Silvina Sain, "since 1989 and was part of the most radicalized sector of the local Muslim community," he added. Argentina previously requested the arrest of former Iranian officials in connection with the deadly bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, a Buenos Aires headquarters of Jewish charity groups. Argentina has South America's largest Jewish community.