Body of second missing man found in bomb debris

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5 January 2007, MADRID — Rescue workers found the body on Friday of the second missing man lost in the ETA bomb attack on Madrid airport parking.

5 January 2007

MADRID — Rescue workers found the body on Friday of the second missing man lost in the ETA bomb attack on Madrid airport parking.

The person inside the crushed car is 19-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Diego Armando Estacio.

Estacio was reported missing by family members hours after Saturday's car bombing.

The body of the other person missing in the attack,  Ecuadorian immigrant, 35-year-old Carlos Alonso Palate, was found late on Thursday.

The bomb attack ended ETA's nine-month 'permanent' ceasefire.

The truce had raised hopes to ETA's 38-year campaign of violence which has claimed over 800 lives.

Police earlier seized a vehicle and nearby explosives that were ready for "immediate" use as a car bomb on Thursday in the Basque Country.

The car and 100 kilogrammes explosives were found near the city of Durango.

The last previous fatalities in an ETA attack were two police officers killed in May 2003 near Pamplona.

The long absence of fatalities had helped set the stage for the March 2006 ETA cease-fire announcement.

Spain's National Court on Thursday ordered the Arnaldo Otegi, leader of ETA's banned political arm, Batasuna, could not leave Spain to attend a conference because he might be called before a judge to explain his statements at a news conference after the airport blast.

Otegi is currently free on bail in another terrorism-related case at the court.

The government, with parliamentary backing, in 2005 had agreed to start talks if ETA gave up its violent campaign.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

5 January 2007

MADRID — Rescue workers found the body on Friday of the second missing man lost in the ETA bomb attack on Madrid airport parking.

The person inside the crushed car is 19-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Diego Armando Estacio.

Estacio was reported missing by family members hours after Saturday's car bombing.

The body of the other person missing in the attack,  Ecuadorian immigrant, 35-year-old Carlos Alonso Palate, was found late on Thursday.

The bomb attack ended ETA's nine-month 'permanent' ceasefire.

The truce had raised hopes to ETA's 38-year campaign of violence which has claimed over 800 lives.

Police earlier seized a vehicle and nearby explosives that were ready for "immediate" use as a car bomb on Thursday in the Basque Country.

The car and 100 kilogrammes explosives were found near the city of Durango.

The last previous fatalities in an ETA attack were two police officers killed in May 2003 near Pamplona.

The long absence of fatalities had helped set the stage for the March 2006 ETA cease-fire announcement.

Spain's National Court on Thursday ordered the Arnaldo Otegi, leader of ETA's banned political arm, Batasuna, could not leave Spain to attend a conference because he might be called before a judge to explain his statements at a news conference after the airport blast.

Otegi is currently free on bail in another terrorism-related case at the court.

The government, with parliamentary backing, in 2005 had agreed to start talks if ETA gave up its violent campaign.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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