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Two still missing after Madrid bomb

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Two still missing after Madrid bomb

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The search continues for the bodies of two Ecuadorians believed to be buried in the rubble left by an ETA car bomb attack at Madrid airport. Hundreds of kilos of explosives packed inside a stolen van blew up inside the car-park at terminal four on Saturday morning. Heavy machinery is being used to clean up the tonnes of concrete brought down by the explosion, which injured 19 people. If the men are confirmed dead, it would be the first time that an attack by the Basque terrorist group has claimed a life in three years.

The families of the missing men have visited the site accompanied by Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. The Spanish government has suspended planned talks with the separatist organisation. However the banned political party Batasuna, linked to the guerrilla group, has said talks are all but over – adding that it is more than ever necessary to address the roots of the conflict.