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Spain marks Madrid bombing anniversary

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Spain marks Madrid bombing anniversary

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Memorial ceremonies have been taking place across Spain to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings. On March 11th, 191 people were killed and more than 1,800 others injured when a series of bombs went off almost simultaneously during morning rush hour on the city’s rail network. Members of the Madrid government placed a floral offering in front of their government building and held a minute of silence.

Almost at the same time, the Spanish parliament paid tribute to remember the worst terrorist crime ever committed in the country. 21 people have been convicted for their part in the attacks on charges ranging from weapons possession to mass murder.