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Spain honours two civil guards killed on Thursday in a deadly car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca.

Members of the Royal family, including crown prince Felipe and his wife Letizia, took part in the state ceremony in Palma Cathedral in the Island’s capital. The grim reality of the 27 and 28 year old officers deaths’ too much for their loved ones to bear. Spain remains in shock from the bombing, the deadliest since 2007. That attack saw two Spanish undercover policeman killed in south-western France. Earlier, Prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero attended a ceremony for the two officers, awarding them both with medals. Expressing his pain and rage for the attack, Zapatero said the blast bore all the hallmarks of the Basque terrorist group ETA. Across Spain people stopped on Friday for a minutes silence to pay their respects. In Majorca, they chanted ‘murderers’ a direct reference to the bombers who carried out the attack.