31 July 2009
Anyone planning on visiting their holiday property in Mallorca over the next few days should contact the Foreign Office before traveling after a car bomb exploded next to a police station in Palma Nova yesterday.
The blast killed two Civil Guard officers and injured several other people on the Balearic island, forcing authorities to close several roads, ports, and Palma airport for most of the day causing mass disruption. At least four planes traveling from Britain were diverted to other destinations.
The explosion comes a day after a similar attack in northern Spain injured 46. The government has blamed both attacks on the Basque separatist group Eta.
“We have always known that they [Eta] are murderers and savages”, Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba told TVE. "Today, we also know that they are murderers, savages and crazed.”
Around 20,000 Britons are currently on the island, according to Abta.
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