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ETA says it carried out the Mallorca bombing

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ETA says it carried out the Mallorca bombing


The Basque separatist organisation ETA has claimed responsibility for the July 30 car bomb attack on the Spanish Island of Mallorca.

The explosion, said to have been set off by a timer device, killed two members of the civil guard. From the very start Spain’s government blamed the group – ETA is has often targeted police officers. The Basque separatists issued their statement through the internet site of the pro-independence Basque daily Gara, it is a regular channel for ETA communications. The group also claimed the June 19 car bomb attack that killed a 49-year-old police inspector in the Basque town of Arrigorriaga. ETA is blamed for the deaths of over 800 people in its decades-long campaign for an independent Basque homeland encompassing parts of northern Spain and southwest France.

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