Bomb yields clues for ETA police
31 August 2004, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Police investigating an ETA attack in Galicia over the weekend said Tuesday the two bombs each contained 700 grammes of ammonium explosives.
31 August 2004
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Police investigating an ETA attack in Galicia over the weekend said Tuesday the two bombs each contained 700 grammes of ammonium explosives.
Only one of the bombs went off on Saturday thanks to a time-delay mechanism which failed to activate, sources close to the investigation said.
The bomb planted in La Coruna failed to go off because of a fault in this mechanism, investigators said.
The other bomb, in the grounds of a church in Santiago de Compostela, did explode but no one was injured.
The deactivation of the bomb in La Coruna has allowed investigators to find out what type of explosives have been used as well as any traces of the bombers who planted them from fingerprints or other DNA clues.
Police have also discovered a delay-mechanism which was left by the agents and not used.
They also found a detonator of the type normally used by the Basque terrorist organisation.
Investigators believe that the other bomb, which went off in the grounds of the church of St Susan in Santiago de Compostela, had the same amount of explosives found in the La Coruna bomb.
Police believe these two bombs are also similar to the seven other bombs which have been set-off by ETA at tourist locations across northern Spain during August.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news