How does the BBC attempt to advance the "lone wolf" syndrome when these three were arrested together? And when they are all inspired by the Islamic texts that command holy war, jihad?
They were caught "in possession of explosives and poison, Spanish media say." "Poison"? What fresh hell do these devout Muslims have planned for us now?
"Al-Qaeda trio' arrested in southern Spanish towns BBC, August 2, 2012 (thanks to David)The arrests were made as part of one of the largest international operations to date against al-Qaeda, the Spanish Interior Minister said
Police have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda members in southern Spain.
Explosive material was seized at an address in San Roque where a Turkish man was arrested. Two other men were held near Almuradiel.
They are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, according to the Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.
The arrests are part of one the biggest international operations to date against al-Qaeda, Mr Diaz said.
The material is currently being tested but is thought to be enough to "destroy a bus", he told reporters.
Mr Diaz also said one of the suspects was a senior al-Qaeda operative with extensive experience "in the manufacture of poison and car bombs".
One of the men put up "massive resistance" during the arrests, he added. None of them have been named.
Police found the explosives in a flat in the southern town of La Linea de Concepcion in Andalusia and arrested a Turkish national at the address.'Lone wolves'
The two other suspects were travelling on a bus from Cadiz on Spain's Atlantic coast to Irun near the French border when they were seized in a lay-by near Almuradiel by a police special operations group, Mr Diaz said.Continue reading the main story
The date 11 March 2004 is etched into the memories of Spanish people - the day four commuter trains were bombed in Madrid, killing 191.
Most of the 21 found guilty over those bombings were Moroccans.
Since then more than 400 people suspected of links with "Islamist terrorist groups", as the Spanish authorities call them, have been arrested in Spain.
Groups inspired by al-Qaeda have tried to use Spain's history as propaganda when trying to recruit people for attacks.
Al-Qaeda videos have often referred to the recovery of "Al-Andalus". That recalls the Moorish domination of Spain for nearly eight centuries, until the victory of Christian monarchs in 1492.
Both men are from former Soviet republics, but the minister did not say which ones. The pair were carrying documents about piloting light planes, he said.
He described it as "one of the biggest terrorism investigations ever" with "international ramifications". Intelligence services from "Spain's allies" were involved, he added.
Police suspect that at least one suspect has attended training camps in Pakistan, reports say.