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Tuesday, 6 November, 2001, 13:16 GMT
In pictures: Madrid car bomb
More than 60 people were hurt when a car bomb exploded near central Madrid in the morning rush hour. The Basque separatist group ETA is being blamed, and may have been targeting a government minister whose car was passing - he escaped with cuts and bruises.

Car wreckage
The force of the blast reduced vehicles to tangled metal

Wreckage
Smoke and flames continued to pour from the wreckage

Injured man
The shocked and injured were led away

Stretcher
Others had to be carried away by stretcher

Juan Junquera, secretary general of the Spanish governments scientific policy
The intended target may have been a senior government figure, Juan Junquera, whose car was seconds away

Damaged vehicles
More than a dozen vehicles were caught up in the blast

See also:

27 Aug 01 | Europe
Madrid blast after ETA warning
31 Oct 01 | World
Spain moves on ETA suspects
26 Jul 01 | Europe
ETA bomb targets Spanish tourism
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