A car bomb destroyed a police barracks in Burgos, Spain Wednesday, slightly injuring about 60 people. Burgos is located in northern Spain. The barracks housed police officers and their families, reports said. The attack was blamed on Basque separatist group ETA, informs NewsroomAmerica.
ETA did not phone in a warning as it typically does before most attacks, so authorities had no time to evacuate the 14-story building in Burgos , police said. There were around 120 people in the barracks and surrounding buildings, a third of them children, when the explosion went off at 4 a.m.
Most of the injuries were from flying glass, and 38 of the wounded were treated in a hospital, the Interior Ministry said, reports The Associated Press reports.
The van was packed with a "very significan" amount of explosives and Basque separatist group ETA was suspected, an Interior Ministry official said. All of the injuries were mild, he said.
ETA has been blamed for the deaths of more than 800 people in a four-decade campaign for an independent nation spanning the seven Basque-speaking provinces of Spain and south-western France.
The group’s latest fatal attack was in June when a police officer was killed.
Police have arrested three of ETA’s leaders since November, informs The Age.