MADRID ROCKED BY CAR BOMB BLAST
The bomb is thought to have contained 20-30kg of explosives
A car bomb has exploded near a Madrid conference centre, injuring 43 people, hours before a royal visit.
Spanish police say a caller claiming to be from the Basque militant group Eta told a newspaper the group was planning to explode a device in the city.
The blast occurred at 0930 (0830 GMT) near the Juan Carlos I Convention Centre - ONE OF THE PROPOSED VENUES FOR MADRID'S 2012 OLYMPIC BID.
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia had been due to visit the centre.
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Published: 2005/02/09 18:10:18 GMT
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