The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero was in Poland when told of the attack. He said there was no place for ETA terrorists in the political sphere or within Spanish society. He said bombs lead only to jail. And he stressed that the future of the Basque Country and the rest of Spain will be determined without the terrorists.
The Spanish interior minister Jose Antonio Alonso was also quick to condemn the attack and reassure the Spanish people that the struggle against the terrorist organisation would continue. He said, “ ETA is a terrorist organisation that is weakened and has no political future. However it still has an ability to strike and we must do the utmost using democratic means to fight terrorism.
We have to use legal means against the terrorist group with more arrests and more police pressure.” He stressed, “We will strike ETA hard with the full might of the state. The state has the right and the will to hit back.”