World Watch


Are the explosions at hotels in Alicante, pictured, and Benidorm the start of a new ETA campaign targeted at tourists?

Summer Of Fear
SPAIN Officials worry that a series of three bombings, which injured 14 people, mark the launch of a summer campaign by the Basque terrorist group ETA. The first two explosions happened at tourist hotels in the Costa Blanca resorts of Alicante and Benidorm. After a phoned warning to a Basque newspaper by a man claiming to speak on behalf of ETA, police evacuated more than 100 staff and guests from the hotels. Four policemen were wounded in the Benidorm attack, while the nine injured in Alicante were mainly foreign students and their teachers...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!