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Three Explosions Hit Spanish Capital

March 3, 1993

MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Explosions in three buildings rocked downtown Madrid today, causing damage and slightly injuring one person, authorities said.

According to police, all three explosions were preceded by telephone calls in the name of GRAPO, a shadowy leftist group. Police did not cite a motive.

The explosions occurred in a government labor office, in the courtyard of the Spanish Employers Association and in a steel industry office.

One man was injured when the package he was carrying to the Employers Association’s security officer exploded.

Madrid police official Miguel Solans said a caller from GRAPO informed police of the explosions 15 minutes before each blast.

GRAPO, or October First Anti-Fascist Resistance Group, first appeared in the 1970s and was blamed for killing 12 police officers and exploding some 30 bombs.

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