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Blasts in Two Spanish Cities After ETA Warning

Explosions hit two Spanish coastal cities Thursday after a newspaper received a warning call in the name of armed Basque separatist group ETA, and at least one person was injured, officials said. Santander and Gijon, some 130 km (80 miles) apart on Spain’s northern coast, are packed with holidaymakers at this time of year and the explosions appeared to fit into ETA’s strategy of seeking to undermine Spain’s key tourism industry. A small bomb exploded in one of Santander’s busiest streets, close to a major office of Spain’s biggest bank, Santander Central Hispano (SCH), and near regional government offices. The bomb caused no injuries and only minor damage, officials said. Almost simultaneously, another explosion occurred near a restaurant in Gijon, officials and news reports said. Full Story

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