- Making News: More than 186 Dead in Madrid Bombings
In Madrid today, terrorist bombings killed more than 186 people and wounded over a thousand more at the peak of morning rush-hour. Spanish officials immediately named the Basque separatist group ETA as a suspect, but questions were also raised about possible ties to al Qaeda. Chris Wright, who's in Madrid for Agence France Presse, says ETA may have been trying to disrupt Sunday's general election.
- Reporter-s Notebook: What is ETA?
Although it is becoming increasingly doubtful that ETA was behind today's terrorist attacks in Madrid, Spanish authorities initially singled out the Basque separatist group that has used terrorist tactics. The University of Nottingham's Paul Heywood, an expert on Spanish politics and the author of several books on the subject, offers a closer look at ETA, a group founded to combat the loss of cultural autonomy in Spain's Basque region.
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