ETA threatens to attack tourists

27th April 2004, Comments 0 comments

27 April 2004, MADRID – Embassies of two European countries have received threats thought to be from ETA claiming the terrorist group is planning to carry out attacks in tourist areas, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

27 April 2004

MADRID – Embassies of two European countries have received threats thought to be from ETA claiming the terrorist group is planning to carry out attacks in tourist areas, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

The German embassy told EFE news agency it had received threats.

They were similar to previous threats made to the German embassy from the Basque separatist group.

ETA attack in Alicante

ETA attacked tourist hotels
in Alicante in July 2003

The embassy received a letter purporting to be from the terrorist group at the beginning of April in which ETA threatened to carry out attacks on German tourists in Spain.

The Austrian embassy also said it had received a similar letter which claimed to be from  ETA.

The letter said it would carry out attacks on the Spanish tourist industry.

It was received in February at the embassy in Madrid.

In July last year, ETA carried out bomb attacks on tourist hotels in Alicante and Benidorm in south-east Spain.

Thirteen people, most of them foreigners, were injured in the two bomb attacks.

ETA has killed more than 800 people during its 36-year campaign for Basque separatism.

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                                      Subject: Spanish news 

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