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At Least 190 Dead in Madrid Terror Blast

Ten terrorist bombs tore through trains and stations along a commuter line at the height of Madrid’s morning rush hour Thursday, killing more than 190 people and wounding 1,200 others before this weekend’s general elections. The government initially blamed Basque separatists for the worst terrorist strike in Spanish history. But the interior minister said other lines of investigation were opened after police found a van Thursday with detonators and an audiotape of Quranic verses near where the bombed trains originated. “This is mass murder,” said a somber Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar following an emergency cabinet meeting, vowing to hunt down the attackers. The bombers used titadine, a kind of compressed dynamite also found in a bomb-laden van intercepted last month as it headed for Madrid, a source at Aznar’s office said on condition of anonymity. Officials blamed the ETA separatist group at that time. Full Story

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