Terrorists Bomb Tour de France
ETA separatists bombed the Tour de France today.
The pack of riders cycle in the Pyrenees mountains during the 16th stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Orthez and Gourette-Col d’Aubisque, July 25, 2007. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)
The separatists called the road rescue service that they planted a bomb on the route of the cyclists.
Madrid (dpa) – An explosive device planted by suspected Basque separatists went off Wednesday on the Tour de France route passing through the northern Spanish region of Navarre, police said.
The home-made device exploded after a publicity convoy preceding the cyclists had passed through the locality of Belagua, about 800 metres from the French border.
The blast caused a minor rockslide, but did not damage the road or cause injuries.
The incident did not affect the Tour de France which passed through normally.
An anonymous caller had warned a road rescue service that devices had been placed on the route, speaking in the name of the armed Basque separatist group ETA.
The BBC reported that two separate blasts went off on the route.
Well… So much for Zapatero’s appeasement policy.
Previously on the ETA:
Mass Protests Against ETA Terrorists… Chavez-ETA Links Disclosed!
Appeasement Doesn’t Work Too Well in Spain, Either
Spain Rallies Against Planned ETA Talks
Massive Madrid Protest Against Zapatero’s Surrender to Terror
Spain Rallies Against Terrorism
Spain Appeases- Then Gets Bombed