Ten Bombs on Madrid Trains Kills Over 200 Commuters

Ten Bombs on Madrid Trains Kills Over 200 Commuters

Aftermath of the Madrid Train Bombings

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In Madrid, just three days before general elections, ten bombs on commuter trains kill over 191 people and wound more than 1800. This is the largest toll of any terrorist attack in Europe (in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing more were killed but fewer were wounded)."

Although al-Qaeda is not linked directly to the train bombings in Madrid, it is believed to have inspired the people who have committed today's terrorist acts. The Partido Popular (PP) party of José María Aznar loses the elections and their handling of the bombing, and especially misrepresentations of who is responsible, is credited with helping the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) win.

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