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Spanish police on high alert in Majorca

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Spanish police on high alert in Majorca


The attempted theft of a white van in Valencia, Spain possibly linked to the bombing in Burgos a few days ago has aroused official fears of renewed attacks by the Basque Separatist organisation ETA. The Burgos bombing wounded at least 65 people who were asleep in the residential complex.

In Majorca’s capital Palma, already on high alert following the assassination of two policemen on Thursday by suspected Basque separatists, extra security personnel and police have been drafted in. Security has been concentrated around the port of Palma where a yacht race starting tomorrow has attracted thousands of visitors including Spain’s King Juan Carlos. Asked if he felt protected, he replied that he felt very safe. Hampering the efforts of the police are the millions of tourists who flock to Mallorca and nearby islands every year in search of the sun.

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