Sunday, September 25, 2005

ETA PLAYS ITS HAND in the negotiation game with Zapatero:
A car bomb exploded at an industrial park in central Spain on Saturday but there were no casualties in the first attack in two months by the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Two Basque newspapers had received calls in the name of ETA warning a bomb would explode at the industrial park, officials said. That gave police time to evacuate the area, a few miles (kms) from the historic walled town of Avila, west of Madrid.

"The police arrived and told us we had two minutes to get out," Juan Carlos Fernandez, a worker at a printing plant, told state radio. He said the blast occurred soon afterwards.

Three buildings were damaged by the bomb, which police believed was placed in a van parked nearby, officials said.
Luckily, no one was hurt.

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