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Latest update : 2008-06-01

The Basque separatist group exploded a bomb in Spain's northern Basque region, after making a warning telephone call. The police cordoned off the area.

A bomb exploded early Sunday in Spain's northern Basque region, causing two minor injuries, following a warning call from the separatist group ETA, Spanish national radio reported.
  
It said the blast occurred outside the headquarters of a construction company, Construcciones Amenabar, in the town of Zarautz at around 2:30 am (0030 GMT).
  
Two people suffered ear damage from the noise of the explosion, the radio said. The extent of damage was not immediately clear.
  
About an hour earlier a man who claimed to speak in the name of ETA called the regional automobile assistance association to warn that a bomb would explode in the area at that time, following which police cordoned off the area.
  
ETA is blamed for the deaths of 823 people in its 40-year campaign of bombings and shootings to carve a Basque homeland out of northern Spain and southwestern France.
  
On Friday, it claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in a bomb blast on May 14, and warned that its attacks would continue.
  
In a statement sent to the pro-independence Basque newspaper Gara, it  accused Paris and Madrid of seeking to "strangle the liberation movement" by "striking all those who back real political change and those who fight."
  
ETA, whose initials stand for Euskadi ta Askatasuna, or Basque Homeland and Freedom in the Basque language, is considered a terrorist organisation by the European Union and the United States.
  
It formally called off a 15-month-old ceasefire in June 2007, citing frustration with the lack of concessions on the part of the government in a tentative peace process.

Date created : 2008-06-01

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