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Madrid Dreading Anniversary of Train Bombings

Spaniards call it “our Sept. 11.” On March 11, 2004, 10 bombs exploded on four Madrid commuter trains, killing 191 people, wounding 1,900 and setting off a chain of events that dragged the country through mourning, outrage, huge street protests, an election, a change of government and the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq. “We’re all still a little bit affected,” said Enrique Sanchez, one of the first ambulance drivers to arrive at Santa Eugenia station, where one of the trains was hit. “It’s way too soon to be reliving all this. Full Story

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