ETA attacks again as bomb explodes at Bilbao company

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22 February 2006, MADRID – A bomb exploded in Bilbao at 3.15pm on Wednesday, causing extensive damage to a company but no deaths or injuries.

22 February 2006

MADRID – A bomb exploded in Bilbao at 3.15pm on Wednesday, causing extensive damage to a company but no deaths or injuries.

An anonymous caller warned the newspaper Gara that a bomb had been planted near to the firm, a metallic packaging business called Barrenechea Goiri y Cia on the industrial estate Santa Ana de Bolueta.

The police immediately evacuated the 20 or so workers who were inside the building at around noon.

Others on breaks were ordered to remain inside cafes or restaurants in the area.

Police cordoned off the building and later expanded the cordon to a greater area, the metro was stopped and several roads leading onto the industrial estate were closed.

Police searched the premises and grounds and found a rucksack containing a sign saying "Danger bomb".

The Basque government's interior minister told the newsagency EFE the bomb had exploded shortly after 3pm, but declined to state whether the explosion was carried out by bomb disposal experts or whether it went off in spite of efforts to disable it.

The bomb comes six days after another ETA attack on an industrial estate in Trapagaran, near Bilbao.

On 1 February, the Basque terrorist organisation also exploded a bomb at the central post office in Etxebarri in Vizcaya.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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