More bomb attacks hit northern Spanish resorts

Two bombs exploded in coastal towns in northern Spain injuring four people after a local paper received a warning in the name of the Basque separatist organisation ETA. The explosions brought to seven the number of bombings in the north this month claimed by the political-military group ETA which seeks independence for the Basque country. A total of five people have been hurt, including those injured in the latest blasts. One of the explosions, in the northwestern Galician town of Sanxenxo slightly injured two Spaniards and two Portuguese, according to local officials. The other was detonated in a controlled explosion in the nearby marina of Baiona, which police had evacuated. A man who described himself as a member of ETA had warned of the imminent explosions in a telephone call to the separatist Basque newspaper Gara which is generally used by ETA to claim attacks. The bombs had been placed inside glass recycling containers. The explosions followed two bombings on August 7 in seaside towns in the provinces of Cantabria and Asturias which caused some damage but no injuries. Five days later bombs exploded in two other towns in the same provinces, causing one minor injury. OODA Analyst

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