Spain: Death At Dinnertime

Death At Dinnertime

The El Descanso Barbeque restaurant, a popular eating place outside Madrid and only five miles from the U.S. air base at Torrejon, was packed with about 300 people last Friday night. Suddenly, an explosion tore through the building. At least 18 people died and 82 were injured. The blast may have been a terrorist attack aimed at U.S. military personnel who regularly eat at the restaurant. No Americans were killed, but eleven were injured. Two newspapers later received telephone calls claiming that ETA, the Basque separatist group, was responsible. Calls to Madrid radio stations claimed that an urban terrorist group called...

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