Bomb Blasts in Spain Destroy 11 Trucks
Two bombs exploded in a parking lot in northern Spain early Sunday, destroying 11 freight trucks.
No one was injured in the blast blamed on the armed Basque separatist group ETA. The explosion occurred at 5:20 a.m. in the northern town of Irun, near the French border, the spokeswoman for Basque regional police in the city of San Sebastian said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Nearly five pounds of exposives were split between two trucks. Nine other trucks were destoyed in the blast and subsequent fire. Some 150 trucks were parked in the lot at the time, with many of the drivers sleeping in the cabins. The lot is used by truckers waiting to cross into France. The spokeswoman said that while no group had claimed the attack, it bore the hallmark of ETA. She did not elaborate.
|"My truck! The bastards blew up my truck!" |
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-10-12