Eta bombing campaign goes on with new attacks

26th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 January 2006, BILBAO — Two bombs thought to have been planted by the Basque terrorist group Eta exploded at a court house and a post office.

26 January 2006

BILBAO — Two bombs thought to have been planted by the Basque terrorist group Eta exploded at a court house and a post office.

Between three and four kilogrammes of explosives were used in the bomb which went off at the court house in Balmaseda, near Bilbao.

It caused damage to the building but no-one was injured.

Hours earlier, another blast went off at the post office in the town of Murguia, near Alava.

The attack caused damage to the building and will disrupt postal services to the area, but no-one was hurt.

The second attack happened at 7.15am on Thursday.

The bomb was placed in a bag marked 'danger bomb', which had been placed in the doorway of the court.

Earlier, just after midnight, another bomb went off at the post office.

It left a half-metre wide hole in the wall and minor damage to a nearby house.

Murguia, a town of 1,300 people, is about 20 kilometres from Vitoria.

Police said no warning calls were made to the authorities before either attacks, which is normal practice for Eta.

Miren Azkarate, Basue regional government spokeswoman, called on Eta to end the attacks "in the name of practically the whole of Basque society".

"Let us live in peace and liberty", she added.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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