Fear Factor


AFTERMATH: Rescue workers inspect the building in a Madrid suburb where a policeman and three terror suspects were killed in a blast

Gema Perez and her boyfriend Oscar Martínez were sitting in her parents' house watching the news at about 9 p.m. last Saturday night when they heard the massive explosion. "We were afraid and we cried," Pérez says. "We immediately thought it was terrorism." Looking out the window Pérez saw her neighbors in Leganés, a working-class suburb 12.5 km southwest of central Madrid, screaming and running away from the source of the blast. A block away from the Pérez's red-brick house, a bomb had blown the front and back off a five-story apartment building. According to Spain's Interior Minister Angel Acebes, the...

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