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2008-10-30 18:00:13

A car bomb exploded at a Spanish university Thursday, injuring 17 people, in an attack authorities blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. The explosion at the University of Navarra in Pamplona set off a massive blaze as fuel tanks in nearby parked cars caught fire, Bernardino Leon, a university professor, told the Spanish Antena 3 TV network. The 17 injured suffered from glass cuts and hearing problems, a spokeswoman for Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, across the street from the...

2006-04-11 07:47:51

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Tuesday charged 29 people for their roles in the deadly 2004 Madrid train bombings, paving the way for one of Europe's biggest terrorism trials. After a two-year investigation, Judge Juan Del Olmo concluded that the March 11 attacks, which killed 191 people and injured about 2,000 others, were carried out by a local Islamist cell inspired by, but not directed by, al Qaeda. Del Olmo charged five people with 191 counts of terrorist...

2006-04-11 05:49:43

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Tuesday ordered 29 people to stand trial for their part in the 2004 Madrid train bombings, paving the way for one of Europe's biggest terrorism trials. The March 11 attacks by radical Islamists killed 191 people, injured about 2,000 others and were credited with changing the course of politics in Spain. After a two-year investigation, Judge Juan Del Olmo charged five people with 191 counts of murder and 1,755 attempted murders....

2006-03-24 06:51:33

By Elisabeth O'Leary SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (Reuters) - A ceasefire declared by Basque guerrilla group ETA came into force on Friday, spreading hope that four decades of violence and fear might finally have come to an end. In San Sebastian, one of ETA's strongholds on the coast of the northern Basque region, residents were buoyed by the prospect of peace but still cautious as ETA has offered ceasefires in the past only to revert to violence. "There's something different in the air, a...

2006-03-23 18:24:48

By Gideon Long and Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID/SAN SEBASTIAN (Reuters) - A ceasefire declared by Basque separatists ETA came into force on Friday as politicians in Spain and throughout Europe urged the group to hand over its weapons and renounce violence for good. The truce, announced unexpectedly on Wednesday, came into force at midnight (2300 GMT), ushering in hopes that after 38 years in which it has killed about 850 people, ETA might finally have abandoned its violent campaign for...

2006-03-22 09:41:55

By Jane Barrett MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA on Wednesday declared a permanent ceasefire after almost four decades of bombings and shootings in Spain during its campaign for independence. ETA said it hoped the truce, due to start on Friday, would drive forward its desire for Basques to be recognized as a people, while Spain's Socialist government said it hoped the ceasefire would be "the beginning of the end." Politicians urged caution about any truce by ETA, which...

2006-02-26 06:07:03

MADRID (Reuters) - A small incendiary device exploded at a bank cash machine in the city of Vitoria in Spain's Basque Country on Saturday night, injuring two people, police said on Sunday. Police said they did not know who was responsible, but the tactic is similar to previous attacks by armed Basque separatist group ETA or youth groups that support the outlawed organization. Basque police said a camping gas canister had exploded outside a bank just before midnight, slightly...

2006-02-19 05:21:43

MADRID (Reuters) - Peace in Spain's Basque country could take years to achieve, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Sunday in a newspaper interview. Interviewed by newspaper ABC 1,000 days after the last killing by the armed Basque separatist group ETA, Zapatero said it would be an error to act in haste. "I've said this isn't a question of a day, or a month or even a year," Zapatero said. "This will take us years and, without doubt, there will be difficult...

2005-12-21 17:54:46

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded outside a nightclub in northern Spain on Wednesday after a warning from Basque separatist group ETA, but caused no injuries, Spanish officials and media reports said. The bomb, left in a van parked behind the Bordatxo nightclub in the small town of Santesteban, caused extensive damage, Europa Press news agency said. "There has been an explosion in the area of the Bordatxo discotheque, apparently inside a vehicle," a government spokesman in the...

2005-12-21 16:50:14

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a nightclub in northern Spain on Wednesday after a warning in the name of Basque separatist group ETA, but caused no injuries, Spanish media reports said. A telephone warning to a Basque newspaper and the Basque highway authority gave police time to evacuate the discotheque in the small town of Santesteban in the northern region of Navarre, newspaper El Mundo's Web site said. Officials could not immediately confirm the report.


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