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Blast Destroys Spanish Consul General’s Car, Damages 15 Homes

October 25, 1989

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) _ A blast apparently caused by a bomb wrecked the car of a Spanish official but injured no one, Dutch police said early Wednesday.

The car destroyed in the blast late Tuesday belonged to the Spanish consul general in Rotterdam, authorities said. Fifteen homes in the neighborhood also were damaged, local police spokesman Nico Laterveer said.

At the time, the official, whose name was not immediately available, was at his home in The Hague, 18 miles from Rotterdam, said Laterveer.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

″We haven’t the faintest clue″ who might be behind the attack, the police spokesman said.

In Spain, police and military officials have often been targeted for bomb attacks by the Basque separatist group ETA.

AP-NY-10-24-89 2123EDT

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