posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 07:39 AM
173+ dead, 600+ injured, up to 13 bombs (3 were deifused, they were set to timers so they would explode when rescue workers turned up) over 3
up to 5 explosions simultanious, others afterwards, many are Blaming ETA, but not ruling out alqaeda although it isnt the typical attack for either
spanish authorities are looking for two men who boarded the train then got off before the train left.
the believed delivery method is bombs in back packs.
this attack is being likend to bloody friday (the ira set off 22 bombs in london/ireland all within an hour of each other 22 dead).
ETA ususally have specific targets to attack/assasinate, usually political figures although they have attacked shopping malls.
no-one is ruling out the possability of this attack being carried out by an ETA splinter group.
alqaeda could be annother possible group resposable, because of the fact spain was with the US & Britian in the war on terror and Iraq.