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Astronuc Dec31-06 03:19 PM

Car Bomb at Madrid's Airport!
 
Quote:

MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion Saturday at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group ETA, declaring it a violation of a nine-month cease-fire.

The bomb at Barajas International Airport is "absolutely incompatible with the permanent cease-fire that ETA declared nine months ago," Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said during a nationally televised news conference.

He ordered the government to halt any peace efforts, but he declined to say that the attack "breaks the cease-fire," which was the way Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba described it to reporters a few hours earlier.
Apparently ETA (Basque separatist organization) is responsible.
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/eu.../madrid.blast/

Spanish PM suspends Eta dialogue
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6219431.stm

Eta warns peace process in crisis
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5262938.stm

Bombing people is couterproductive. :frown:

I initially thought the Madrid blast might have been in sympathy to Saddam Hussein.

Meanwhile in Thailand - Bangkok explosions leave two dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6221177.stm

Thai believe that opponents of the current military government are involved, and not necessarily outside militant groups.

I seems that access to explosives is rather easy, or perhaps those with access to explosives are more likely to use them these days. :frown:


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