Thursday, Oct 30, 2008
A car bomb exploded on Thursday in a campus parking lot at a university in northern Spain, wounding 17 in an attack that officials said followed a warning from the Basque separatist group ETA.
The explosion happened at the University of Navarra in the city of Pamplona at around 1000 GMT, a member of staff at the university said.
“There were other small explosions after the fire set off the fuel tanks in the parked cars nearby,” Bernardino Leon, a University of Navarra professor, told the Antena 3 TV channel.
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Some 400 people were evacuated from nearby buildings after the explosion, although the rest of the campus continued to function as normal, said the university’s director of communication Jesus Diaz.
The blast comes two days after the arrest of four suspected members of armed Basque separatist group ETA — three of whom were picked up in Navarra.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 11:39 am