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April Today in Terrorism

April 12, 1985: Multiple terrorist groups claim attack on Madrid restaurant

On this day in 1985 a bomb exploded at at El Descanso-La Casa de las Costillas, a popular restaurant in Madrid, bringing the three-story building down on about 200 diners and employees.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 23, 1984: Parliamentary candidate assassinated in Spain

On this day in 1984 a hooded gunman assassinated a Socialist candidate for the regional parliament, three days before the hotly contested Basque elections

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February Today in Terrorism

February 9, 2009: ETA Bombing in Spain

On this day in 2009 a bomb inside a van exploded in northeastern Madrid, after a warning call by ETA

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January Today in Terrorism

January 24, 1977: Shootings in Spain

On this day in 1977 neo-fascists gunned down five labour lawyers near Atocha station in Madrid, and wounded four others.

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Murder by Neo-Fascists in Spain (May 9, 1976)

On this day in 1976, members of the fascist Warriors of Christ the King killed two members of the Carlist party in what became known as the Montejurra massacre.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Podcast 37 – Michael Petrou: Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the parallels with ISIS

My chat with Michael Petrou on Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War – were they ‘foreign fighters’ and did they pose a security threat back home?

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March 11, 2004 | Train Bombings in Madrid

On this day in 2004, ten bombs placed on four trains detonated during the morning commute in Madrid, killing 191 and leaving and more than 1,600 wounded.

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February 24, 1978 | Bombing in the Canary Islands

On this day in 1978, police explosives expert tried to disarm a bomb placed outside a bank in San Cristobal de la Laguna in Tenerife: he died from wounds sustained in the detonation.

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January 20, 1980 | Bombing in Basque territory

‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’: this applies to terrorists too (and civilians in the wrong place at the wrong time).

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Assassination of Spanish PM Juan Prim – December 28, 1870

The choice for today’s terrorist attack was a no-brainer: when was the last time you heard of a blunderbuss used to kill someone?