Spanish police dismantle bomb at party HQ

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1 October 2007, MADRID - AFP - Spanish police removed and dismantled an explosive device left at the headquarters of a Catalan green-left political party in Barcelona, the leader of the party said Sunday.

1 October 2007

MADRID - AFP - Spanish police removed and dismantled an explosive device left at the headquarters of a Catalan green-left political party in Barcelona, the leader of the party said Sunday.

Local residents alerted authorities to the presence of a suspicious package at the head office of the Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV) and police reported it was a bomb after analyzing it, the party's secretary general Jordi Guillot told a news conference.

"This type of pressure will not make us change our policies or values," he said, adding that no one had claimed responsibility for the act.

The party was founded in 1987 and scored its best-ever results in the last elections for the parliament of the northeastern Catalonia region, in November 2006, winning 9.6 percent of the vote and increasing its seats from nine to 12.

[Copyright AFP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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