Spain: A Day of Blood and Mourning

A Day of "Blood and Mourning"

It was planned as a day of celebration, with West European dignitaries, including seven Prime Ministers, present to witness the signing ceremonies for Spain's entry into the European Community. But before the festivities began, the day was marred by Basque terrorist attacks that left four dead and eight injured. The violence was believed to be an attempt by the terrorist group ETA to publicize its goal of independence for the semiautonomous Basque region. In a wave of assaults over the past six weeks, ETA has murdered 14 people and wounded 24.

On the day of the signing, terrorists struck first in...

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