Sunday, August 9, 2009

ETA Stepping Up Bombing Campaign in Spain

There have been three bomb explosions on the Spanish island of Majorca, following a warning purported to be from the Basque separatist group, Eta. Officials say the first bomb went off in a beachfront bar and restaurant in Palma de Majorca. No-one was injured.

Two further blasts occurred at another nearby restaurant and in a town square. No injuries were reported. Eta earlier admitted responsibility for a bomb attack in Majorca last month which killed two Civil Guard officers.

On Sunday, the first bomb exploded in the toilet of a bar-restaurant called La Rigoletta, in the Paseo del Portitxol, in front of a beach called Can Pere Antoni, officials said. They said the device was small and there were no injuries. Everyone had been evacuated from the restaurant and the area was later sealed off by police.

No details have been released about the second bomb blast, but reports in the Spanish media suggest it was a controlled explosion carried out by the police.


ETA seem to be attempting to raise their profile once more, perhaps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their founding. They originally came into being to fight against General Franco's fascist government who especially targeted the Basque people. Despite being hit hard by arrests, ETA appear to be trying to make a statement that they are still relevant.




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