A Spanish police officer has been killed and four others have been injured in a car bomb attack at a police barracks in the Spanish Basque country. Although no one has claimed responsibility, authorities suspect ETA of being behind the attack which took place in an area frequently targeted by the armed separatist group.
The explosion went off shortly before 3 am in the town of Legutiano.
Three wounded men were immediately transported to hospital. Two other victims were found under the rubble of the collapsed building – one of them was already dead.
Since the de facto end of the ceasefire in December 2006, when two people were killed in an ETA attack at Madrid airport, the group has twice targeted police barracks injuring several people.
The terrorist group has killed more than 820 people in the past four decades in its fight for an independent Basque country.
Its most recent fatal victim had been former small town socialist politician Isaias Carrasco, who was shot dead on March 7 just days before Spain’s legislative election.
ETA is one of the biggest challenges facing Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who won a second term in the vote.
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If you want to improve your reading, why don’t you try reading a newspaper from time to time?
At the school’s hall you will find the newspaper “CATALONIA TODAY”, if that is too difficult for you you can read “THE KEY”, a newspaper published online that provides reading material for adults learning English. You can download the whole newspaper and activities to check your comprehension. Here you have their latest issue:
Click here THE KEY WEBSITE
Go to this website and do the following activities:
Vocabulary: Food and drink file 01, shopping file 07, school file 08
Written Comprehension: The power of Nature file 11, Pet owners file 18
Writing: What are you going to do these Easter Holidays? (170 words). Remember to use connectors and different tenses.You will have to hand in to your teacher this composition after the Easter holydays(26th March)
Grammar: Prepositions File 20, dreadly mistakes file 33
Listening Comprehension: Have a look at the blog regularly since we will post interesting videos, some of them will have comprehension activities with the answerkey and others (like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s will be just for fun)