Explosion in Madrid suburb

As police engaged in a standoff with three suspected North African terrorists this evening, an explosion shook the neighborhood. According to latest reports, 12 people have been injured and at least 3 have died (one policeman and two un-named arabs). The explosion occurred about 9 p.m. Antena 3 has reported that the suspects had threatened to blow up the four-story building in the southern Madrid suburb of Leganes, about 10 miles south of the capital. Angel Acebes, the Interior Minister, is expected to appear in a press conference any minute now.