ETA Admits Attacks as 2nd Bomb Hits Spanish Island

'We will answer with weapons,' separatist group warns
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2009 9:50 AM CDT
People hold a banner saying ''No to ETA'', during five minutes silence in tribute to two slain police officers Friday July 31, 2009, in Pamplona, Spain.   (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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(Newser) – Basque separatist group ETA is claiming responsibility for three blasts today in the Spanish island of Mallorca, including one at a restaurant where so far there are no reports of injuries, CNN reports. ETA had already claimed responsibility today for a series of attacks in Spain in June and July, citing retaliation for a government offensive against the group. “When Spain responds with weapons, we will answer with weapons,” ETA said in a statement.

ETA is blamed for more than 800 deaths during its 40-year battle for independence for Spain’s Basque region.