Cops Injured in Bilbao Blast

ETA fingered for attack on Socialist headquarters
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2008 7:00 AM CDT
Police officers search the scene of a car bomb that exploded outside of the Basque Socialist headquarters in the small Basque town of La Pena near to Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday April 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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(Newser) – A powerful car bomb believed to be the work of the Basque separatist group ETA exploded today in Spain, injuring at least seven police officers. The blast, which was preceded by a warning call, occurred outside the headquarters of Spain's ruling Socialist Party in the Basque city of Bilbao. The attack comes just weeks after the murder of a Socialist Party politician, which has also been linked to the separatists.