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Spain probes March 11 bombings

The tragic events are familiar: unprecedented terrorist attacks stun a nation, victims’ families demand answers, the government appoints a commission to investigate. But as Spain begins its hearings into the Madrid bombings, Spaniards – like Americans weeks ago – watch as their national tragedy shows signs of a political scuffle. Wednesday the Spanish parliament began its investigation into the March 11 terrorist attacks. And although the first day’s closed-door sessions were devoted largely to setting procedural ground rules, the inquiry already bears more than a passing resemblance to the April proceedings in Washington. Indeed, Spain’s hearings, much like those in the US, will probably reveal as much about the country’s current political divisions as about what actually happened on March 11. Full Story

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