Basque guerrillas in San Sebastian, Spain set of two bombs, early on Monday (12 November) in a factory supplying equipment to a controversial nuclear power plant under construction.
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Background: Basque guerrillas in San Sebastian, Spain set of two bombs, early on Monday (12 November) in a factory supplying equipment to a controversial nuclear power plant under construction. A spokesman for "Equipos Nucleares", which supplies on-radioactive equipment to the nuclear plant at Lemoniz, near Bilboa, said the blast caused several millions dollars damage. On Sunday (11 November) anti-nuclear demonstrators took to bicycles in a more peaceful protest against the construction of the Lemoniz plant.
SYNOPSIS: The have been several anti-Lemoniz demonstrators in the Basque country, and three workers have died in bomb attacks against the partly-built plant.
The Basque Separatist Organisation (ETA) and ecology groups oppose the construction of the plant, which is sited only ten miles (15 Kilometres) from densely-populated Bilboa.
In the attack on "Equipos Nucleare", a factory spokesman said five men, armed with sub-machine guns and speaking Basque, overpowered ten workers and guards and drove them several miles from the factory. The time bombs exploded after the guerrillas head left with their captives.
Despite a recent autonomy Referendum tension remains high in the Basque country as the ETA and its supporters seek Basque independence from Spain. On Sunday, a leading Spanish deputy disappeared on his way to Chair thee conference of Spanish and Latin American Centrist Parties, the UCD.