The Majorca bomb attacks came on the day Eta admitted carrying out a series of recent bombings in Spain, including one on the island in July in which in which two Civil Guards died.
In a statement sent to the Basque newspaper, Gara, Eta said it was also behind a car bomb attack which killed a police inspector two months ago in the Basque town of Arrigorriaga. Diego Salva and Carlos Saenz de Tajeda were in a patrol car when a bomb exploded underneath it. in the resort town of Palmanova. Eduardo Puelles Garcia was the “chief of police operations against independence activists who pressured prisoners into collaborating by threats”, the terror group said, in an attempt to justify the crime. Eta also claimed responsibility for the car bomb which exploded outside a police barracks in Burgos on July 29, injuring 40 people, and an attack on the offices of the governing Socialist Party in the Basque town of Durango on July 10. The Spanish authorities have banned an annual demonstration due to take place in the Basque town of San Sebastian following clashes between protesters and police.