October 25, 2008 / 1:48 AM / in 10 years

Blasts hit two Basque train stations

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb ripped through a train station in Spain’s Basque Country early on Saturday and hours later another station was hit by molotov cocktails but no one was hurt in either incident, a police spokesman said.

A railway employee examines damage to a train station ticket office following a bomb attack in Berriz October 25, 2008. A bomb ripped through a train station in Spain's Basque Country early on Saturday and hours later another station was hit by molotov cocktails but no one was hurt in either incident, a police spokesman said. REUTERS/Vincent West

The bomb exploded at about 0030 local time (11:30 p.m. British time Friday) in the town of Berriz, causing considerable damage, a spokesman for Basque police said.

About two hours later two molotov cocktails hit another train station in Amorebieta, the spokesman said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Basque separatist rebels ETA have regularly planted bombs in their four decades of armed struggle for the region’s independence, during which they have killed more than 800 people.

Reporting by Jason Webb, editing by Mark Trevelyan

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