Blast targets political office in Spain's Galicia region

18th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

A home-made bomb exploded overnight at an office of the local branch of Spain's ruling Socialist Party in the northwestern region of Galicia, the party said Tuesday.

The premises were destroyed but no one was injured in the attack, the sixth on offices of the regional Socialist Party since September.

"Two molotov cocktails" were thrown at the offices in Carral, a town in the province of La Coruna, a spokeswoman for the regional party said.

While not as well known or active as the Basque separatist group ETA, radical groups seeking independence for the remote and rugged Galicia region, which has its own language and distinct culture, have sometimes used acts of violence to promote their cause.

© 2011 AFP

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