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Spanish police say they averted attack at Madrid train station

Spanish police thwarted a plot to set off two bombs in a Madrid train station as thousands of passengers were traveling to spend Christmas Eve with their families, Interior Minister Angelo Acebes said. Police arrested two men, said to be members of the Basque ETA militant group, who were allegedly behind the plot and seized two bombs containing about 100 pounds (50 kilos) of dynamite packed into a suitcase and a backpack, Acebes said. One of the bombs was placed aboard the train from the city of Irun on the border with France to Madrid. Police apparently unraveled the plot after they arrested one of the suspects before he could place the second bomb on the train. Acebes said police stopped the train at Burgos and found a 40-pound dynamite bomb, after evacuating all the passengers and closing the station. Full Story

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