Eta car bomb hits TV station

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The Independent Online

A car bomb exploded outside a regional television station in northern Spain yesterday following a warning call from the armed separatist group Eta. No one was injured.

The bomb exploded shortly after 11 am outside the offices of the EITB station in the centre of Bilbao. The building had been evacuated and the area cordoned off following a warning call to the fire department about an hour before the explosion.

"I still don't know how to react. What a way to end the year," said EITB presenter Begona Zubieta, who was among several hundred people evacuated.

It was not clear why EITB was picked as a target. Eta has killed more than 825 people since 1968 in its campaign for Basque independence.