Car bomb kills one in Spain's Basque region

19th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

A car bomb exploded at a parking lot in Spain's northern Basque Country, killing one person.

Madrid – A car bomb exploded Friday at a parking lot in Spain's northern Basque Country, killing one person, a spokesman for the region's interior ministry said.

The blast occurred around 09:05 am (0705 GMT) in the town of Arrigorriaga, he said, adding that one body had been found in the car which exploded.

A local functionary told the regional Vasco Press news agency that the dead man was a police officer. Vasco said several nearby vehicles were damaged in the blast.

There were no claims of responsibility from the Basque separatist group ETA, which often targets security officials.

ETA, considered a terrorist organisation by the European Union and the United States, is blamed for the deaths of 825 people in its 40-year campaign to carve a Basque homeland out of northern Spain and southwestern France.

AFP / Expatica

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