Rucksack bomb injures a policeman in Bilbao

30th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

30 January 2006,

30 January 2006

MADRID – A rucksack packed with explosives in Bilbao injured a policeman, it was revealed on Monday.

According to the Basque Country's interior ministry, at around 1.20am on Sunday a neighbour phoned the police to report a suspicious parcel next to the job centre INEM in Santutxu.

Police arrived and cordoned off the area.

At around 2am the rucksack exploded, slightly injuring one of the officers. He was treated at the scene and did not need to be taken to hospital.

The explosion damaged the INEM office and the entrance to a garage, several vehicles parked on the street and it also blew out glass in several windows and doors of nearby homes.

A spokesman for the interior ministry said the contraption in the rucksack was made up of three-and-a-half kilograms of explosives, which shared similar characteristics to those which exploded last week at Balmaseda court house and the post office in Murguia.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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