Hours after calling for talks, ETA bombs courts

25th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2005, BILBAO — ETA launched four bomb attacks on magistrates courts in the Basque Country and in Navarre.

25 October 2005

BILBAO — ETA launched four bomb attacks on magistrates courts in the Basque Country and in Navarre.

No-one was injured in the attacks in Ordizia, Amurrio, Guernica and Berriozar, in Navarre.

But just hours before the Basque terrorist organisation issued a statement saying they were prepared to "open dialogue" with the Spanish government.

The first explosion happened at 2.10am in Berriozar. The bomb was planted near a window at the magistrates court and damaged the building and computer equipment inside.

Shocked neighbours were woken up by the sound of the blast and came out on to the streets nearby.

Just 20 minutes later, a similar bomb went off at the magistrates in Ordizia, but only caused damage to a door.

In Amurrio, a bomb exploded at about 7.40am, causing little damage.

The last bomb exploded in Guernica, the Basque town made famous by Picasso's iconoclastic painting, at about 8.25am.

It caused little damage.

Alfonso González Guija, of the Basque Magistrates Association, condemned the bomb attacks, saying "the administration of justice continues to be a target for ETA".

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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