Madrid Bombing (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
"Investigators See ETA, not al-Qaeda, behind Madrid Blasts"
By: Matthew Schofield and Alejandro Bopido-Memba
Date: March 12, 2004
Source: Knight Ridder newspapers.
About the Author: Knight Ridder is the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, with thirty-one dailies and numerous nondaily papers. The company also maintains a network of news Web sites.
On March 11, 2004, ten homemade bombs hidden in backpacks and triggered by cell phones exploded in Madrid, Spain, at the height of the morning rush hour. The target was a busy commuter rail line just to the south of the city's downtown. Four bombs exploded at 7:39 A.M. on a train at the Atocha rail station; three more exploded at the same time on another train near Téllez Street, just outside the Atocha station. Two minutes later, two bombs exploded on a train at the El Pozo del Tio Raimundo station, and one minute after that, a tenth bomb exploded on a train at the Santa Eugenia station. Three other bombs did not detonate and were found later. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist attacks in modern...
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