173 People Killed in Madrid Explosions

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    Mar 11, 9:48 AM (ET)

    By MAR ROMAN

    MADRID, Spain (AP) - Ten terrorist bombs tore through trains and stations along a commuter line at the height of Madrid's morning rush hour Thursday, killing 173 people and wounding at least 600 before this weekend's general elections. Officials blamed Basque separatists for the worst terror attack in Spanish history.

    "This is mass murder," said a somber Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar following an emergency cabinet meeting, vowing to hunt down the attackers.

    The explosives used in the blasts were a type of dynamite that the ETA Basque separatist group normally uses, the Interior Ministry said following tests.

    People streamed away in tears from Madrid's Atocha terminal - where bombs exploded on two trains - as rescue workers carried bodies covered in sheets of gold fabric. The wounded, faces bloodied, sat on curbs and used cellphones to tell loved ones they were alive. Buses were pressed into service as ambulances, and hospitals appealed for blood donations.

    A total of 10 bombs exploded, killing 173 people and injured more than 600, Interior Minister Angel Acebes said. Police found and detonated three others.
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    Isn't Bry in Madrid? Hope he is o.k.
     
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    How horrible!

    My heart and thoughts are with the victims and their families.
     
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    the count is now at 190 deaths...when the extremist start killing people who have done them no harm they remove any and all doubt as to their intentions. if they want to be separate..they need to get the hell out...my prayers to all the inocents hurt and killed and there families..
     
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    The only way to defeat evil is to kill it utterly. Today I am a Spaniard.
     
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    In terms of relative population, this is about 50% the casualty rate of the 9/11 attacks. Truly a deplorable act. My hearts are with the Spanish - a true ally in the War on Terror.
     
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    I wonder how long before the Liberals blame GWB for this.

    :(

    :-/
     
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    already done....like the first post on yahell....dumbasses all..
     
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    My prayers will be with Spain.
     
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    Spain Says Suspect Van Had Arabic Tapes
    Thu Mar 11, 2004 02:51 PM ET

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's interior minister said a suspect van had been found on Thursday near Madrid, scene of bombings that killed 190 people, containing seven detonators and a tape in Arabic language.
    Interior Minister Angel Acebes said the tape had recordings of verses from the Koran.

    Spain has so far attributed the attack to Basque separatists, but Acebes' remarks appeared to raise the possibility of a link to Islamist militants.




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    First reports are often corrected later, so take it for what its worth.
     
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    Actually, I think he is...

    has anyone emailed him? or heard from him?
     

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