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Bombs Wound 13 at Spanish Resorts After ETA Warning

Two bombs tore through hotels in the Spanish seaside resorts of Benidorm and Alicante on Tuesday, wounding 13 people, including seven foreign tourists, after the Basque separatist group ETA had warned of impending attacks. The explosions came about 10 minutes apart and wounded four policemen plus a civilian in Benidorm and eight people in Alicante, hospital officials in both cities said. Both resorts on Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coast were packed with Spanish and foreign holidaymakers. The blasts caused major damage to small hotels and appeared to mark the beginning of another summer bombing campaign by ETA, which in recent years has targeted the tourism sector, Spain’s most important industry accounting for 12 percent of the economy. Full Story

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