Monday, May. 02, 2011

The Madrid Bombings

191 people died and nearly 2,000 were wounded in the March 11, 2004 bombings at Madrid's Atocha train station, in which 10 bombs on four commuter trains were all detonated at around 7:40 a.m. With Basque separatist group ETA having previously launched several attacks over the decades, it was initially assumed they were responsible for this act. Yet, it quickly came to light that an al-Qaeda influenced cell was to blame; less then a month later, a group of those militants chose to blow themselves up in a Spanish apartment complex rather than be caught by police forces that were closing in.