Blast in Spain's Basque country

25th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 September 2007, MADRID - A blast occurred outside a police station overnight in the Basque town of Zarauz in northern Spain, shattering windows but causing no injuries Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

25 September 2007

MADRID - A blast occurred outside a police station overnight in the Basque town of Zarauz in northern Spain, shattering windows but causing no injuries Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

"The device went off about 1:30 in the morning, but did not cause any damage to people, while shattering several windows and leaving a crater about one metre in diameter," the spokesman said.

The Basque regional police blamed the attack on the armed Basque separatist group ETA, which ten days earlier was suspected of placing a homemade explosive device under a policeman's car.

On 10 September, a car bomb ascribed to the group failed to go off properly outside a defence ministry building in the northern town of Logrono.

Police have detained more than 20 suspected ETA members, including its alleged top bombmaker and its logistics chief, since the group formally called off a ceasefire in June.

The group is blamed for 819 deaths in a four-decade violent campaign for an independent Basque homeland for the region straddling the Pyrenees.

(Copyright AFP with Expatica)

Subject: Spanish news

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