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MADRID, Spain Dec 6, 2004 — At least four explosive devices detonated Monday around Spain after telephone warnings from callers claiming to speak on behalf of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, news report said.
A first caller said the devices were timed to explode at 1.30pm (11.30pm AEDT) in the northern cities of Avila, Valladolid, Leon and Santillana del Mar, the newspaper Gara said.
A second call came in 15 minutes later warning of explosives also placed in Malaga in the south, Alicante in the east and Ciudad Real in central Spain.
The Interior Ministry said the seven sites targeted - streets and plazas and a parking lot - had been evacuated and cordoned off.