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December 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A plumber who served as a city councilor was killed by a bomb that blew up under the seat of his van. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blamed the separatist group ETA, short for Basque Homeland and Freedom. Francisco Cano, 45, was a councilor of the ruling center-right Popular Party in Viladecavalls, a town of 5,000 in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
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December 31, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A car bomb exploded at Madrid's international airport Saturday, and Spain's government, blaming the Basque group ETA, suspended plans for peace talks with the separatists. The blast left two people missing and 26 injured, most with damage to their ears from the shock wave. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government would halt talks with ETA over the bombing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1989 | From Reuters
Two small bombs exploded Thursday at the university in Valencia and the law courts in Albacete, in southeastern Spain, causing damage but no injuries, police said. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks.
WORLD
August 5, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Two people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed and several others were injured Sunday when a car bomb exploded in front of a military police barracks in southeastern Spain, police and a government official said. At least 25 people were injured. A 50-year-old man, identified as Cecilio Gallego, who was waiting at a bus stop next to the barracks, died in the blast, Interior Ministry official Francisco Camps said. Police said the car bomb exploded shortly after 8:30 p.m.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded in an insurance company's offices in this northern port city Wednesday, causing damage to windows and parked cars but no injuries, police said. A caller to Catalan radio said that the bomb had been placed by the Catalan separatist group Free Land.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | Reuters
A bomb sank a Spanish naval patrol boat anchored in San Sebastian harbor Friday in the second bombing incident in the city in less than 24 hours. Police said no one was injured in the blast on the 30-foot boat, which had been evacuated after Red Cross officials received an anonymous early morning warning by telephone. Explosives experts rushed to the scene, but the bomb went off before they arrived. Police did not know the size of the bomb.
WORLD
August 5, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Two people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed and several others were injured Sunday when a car bomb exploded in front of a military police barracks in southeastern Spain, police and a government official said. At least 25 people were injured. A 50-year-old man, identified as Cecilio Gallego, who was waiting at a bus stop next to the barracks, died in the blast, Interior Ministry official Francisco Camps said. Police said the car bomb exploded shortly after 8:30 p.m.
SPORTS
May 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Two bombs believed set by Basque extremists exploded today on the road taken by dozens of cyclists on the 16th leg of the Tour of Spain, but there were no injuries. Spanish National Radio (RNE) reported the first explosion ripped a hole in the asphalt of a national highway between Logrono to Pamplona about six miles out, delaying the start of the race. The second bomb went off two hours later, at the 48-mile point on the route, ahead of the riders.
NEWS
July 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
A van rigged as a shrapnel bomb was detonated by remote control Monday as a busload of civil guard cadets was driving through a fashionable residential district here, killing nine cadets and wounding at least 60 other people, officials reported. No group claimed responsibility, but the governing Socialist Party blamed the explosion on "ETA assassins."
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A letter bomb exploded Tuesday in the face of a journalist who has denounced separatist bloodshed, the first outburst of violence since regional elections two days earlier produced a victory for a moderate Basque nationalist party. Gorka Landaburu, a reporter for the Spanish magazine Cambio 16 and several national TV stations, sustained serious injuries to his face, hand and abdomen, but his life was not in danger, hospital officials said.
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A letter bomb exploded Tuesday in the face of a journalist who has denounced separatist bloodshed, the first outburst of violence since regional elections two days earlier produced a victory for a moderate Basque nationalist party. Gorka Landaburu, a reporter for the Spanish magazine Cambio 16 and several national TV stations, sustained serious injuries to his face, hand and abdomen, but his life was not in danger, hospital officials said.
NEWS
December 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A plumber who served as a city councilor was killed by a bomb that blew up under the seat of his van. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blamed the separatist group ETA, short for Basque Homeland and Freedom. Francisco Cano, 45, was a councilor of the ruling center-right Popular Party in Viladecavalls, a town of 5,000 in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
NEWS
January 22, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basque separatists in Spain ended a 19-month lull in their guerrilla war Friday by killing an army officer in one of two car bombings apparently aimed at hurting Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's party in parliamentary elections. The blasts in Madrid, set off by remote control during the morning rush hour, rocked a neighborhood populated by military personnel. The first blast killed army Lt. Col.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | Reuters
A bomb sank a Spanish naval patrol boat anchored in San Sebastian harbor Friday in the second bombing incident in the city in less than 24 hours. Police said no one was injured in the blast on the 30-foot boat, which had been evacuated after Red Cross officials received an anonymous early morning warning by telephone. Explosives experts rushed to the scene, but the bomb went off before they arrived. Police did not know the size of the bomb.
SPORTS
May 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Two bombs believed set by Basque extremists exploded today on the road taken by dozens of cyclists on the 16th leg of the Tour of Spain, but there were no injuries. Spanish National Radio (RNE) reported the first explosion ripped a hole in the asphalt of a national highway between Logrono to Pamplona about six miles out, delaying the start of the race. The second bomb went off two hours later, at the 48-mile point on the route, ahead of the riders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1989 | From Reuters
Two small bombs exploded Thursday at the university in Valencia and the law courts in Albacete, in southeastern Spain, causing damage but no injuries, police said. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks.
WORLD
December 31, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A car bomb exploded at Madrid's international airport Saturday, and Spain's government, blaming the Basque group ETA, suspended plans for peace talks with the separatists. The blast left two people missing and 26 injured, most with damage to their ears from the shock wave. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government would halt talks with ETA over the bombing.
NEWS
January 22, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basque separatists in Spain ended a 19-month lull in their guerrilla war Friday by killing an army officer in one of two car bombings apparently aimed at hurting Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's party in parliamentary elections. The blasts in Madrid, set off by remote control during the morning rush hour, rocked a neighborhood populated by military personnel. The first blast killed army Lt. Col.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded in an insurance company's offices in this northern port city Wednesday, causing damage to windows and parked cars but no injuries, police said. A caller to Catalan radio said that the bomb had been placed by the Catalan separatist group Free Land.
NEWS
July 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
A van rigged as a shrapnel bomb was detonated by remote control Monday as a busload of civil guard cadets was driving through a fashionable residential district here, killing nine cadets and wounding at least 60 other people, officials reported. No group claimed responsibility, but the governing Socialist Party blamed the explosion on "ETA assassins."
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