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Spain Denies That Its Backing for War Incited Suicide Bombings

The Spanish government sought to dismiss suggestions by political opponents that its staunch support for the American-led war in Iraq led suicide bombers in Casablanca to pick out a Spanish club and restaurant on Friday night. Prime Minister José María Aznar, campaigning in the Canary Islands for next weekend’s regional elections, blamed unidentified “fundamentalists” for the bombings. “It is not the first time that we have seen things and people linked to Spain facing attacks from these fanatical fundamentalists, these terrorist fundamentalists, and we cannot feel immune from anything inspired by this brutal fundamentalism,” he told a rally after holding a minute of silence for the victims. But Julio Anguita, the former leader of United Left party, whose son was killed while covering the war as a journalist for the Spanish daily El Mundo, accused the United States, Britain and Spain of “stirring up a wasp’s nest” and making the world a more dangerous place, the Spanish news agency EFE reported. Full Story

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