Three held for bank blast as street violence flares

26th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2006, VITORIA — Police arrested three people in connection with a bomb blast at a bank in Vitoria, in the Basque Country.

26 October 2006

VITORIA — Police arrested three people in connection with a bomb blast at a bank in Vitoria, in the Basque Country.

The blast happened at the cash point of the Caja Vital bank just after midnight on Thursday.

Police were called to the bank after reports of a suspicious bag inside the bank.

Roads were cordoned off just before the homemade device went off inside the bank.

It caused major damage and started a fire but no-one was hurt.

Police later said it appeared to have been made with camping gas, a jar of inflammable liquid and a starter.

Three people, who were in a suspicious vehicle nearby, were arrested.

It is the latest incidence of street violence by suspected supporters of the Basque terrorist group ETA.

Banks, office and rubbish bins have all been set alight or blown up with homemade petrol bombs in recent weeks.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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