There have been recent warnings from the terrorist group ETA in Spain that they will bomb things. Yesterday there was a phone call and posting to a website that there were 5 bombs planted around the city. Well now Fox is reporting that there have been four confirmed blasts in Madrid that seem to be centered around gas stations. So far there are no casualties.
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Update: (10:07 AM PST)
Fox news now has a partial story up.
Spanish media are reporting that at least one explosion -- and possibly as many as four blasts -- have gone off in Madrid following a warning from a Basque group.
Basque newspaper Gara reported on its Web site on Friday that a phone call in the name of the group, ETA, said five bombs had been placed in the Madrid area and were set to explode later in the day.
Reuters reported that four explosions were reported at gas stations while The Associated Press was reporting one blast.
Update 2: (10:15 AM PST)
One device exploded at a gas station near a highway packed with people leaving the city for a long holiday weekend, the news agency Efe said, quoting the manager of the station.
Another agency, Europa Press, said there were two small, separate blasts that caused no injuries. It quoted Interior Ministry officials who did not specify where the blasts took place.
A petrol filling station was one of the targets but initial reports said the explosions were by "low potency" bombs.
Eta, seeking independence for the Basque region of north-west Spain, had warned five bombs had been placed in the Madrid area and were set to explode at 1730 GMT, Basque newspaper Gara reported on its Web site .
Eta, which has not launched a major attack in months, regularly uses Gara to announce impending attacks.
Update 3: (12:02 PM PST)
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