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Spain remembers victims of the Madrid bombings ten years on


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Spain remembers victims of the Madrid bombings ten years on

A decade on, Spain has been remembering the victims of the Madrid bombings which left 191 people and more than 2,000 injured.

On March 11 2004, Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists targeted four commuter trains with 10 bombs hidden in backpacks and detonated by mobile phone.

It was the country’s worst ever terror attack.

Spain’s royal family and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attended a mass held at Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral alongside relatives and rescue workers.

At Atocha station where most of the bombings happened, relatives released balloons and laid flowers.

Eighteen people were convicted for taking part.

Seven of those accused blew themselves up in an apartment when police closed in on them three weeks after the attacks.

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