|Scores killed in Madrid train explosions
||[Mar. 11th, 2004|11:00 am]
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Updated: 10:29 a.m. ET March 11, 2004
MADRID, Spain - Ten powerful explosions rocked three Madrid train stations Thursday just days before Spain's general elections, killing at least 173 rush-hour commuters and injuring more than 600 others.
Spain blamed the Basque separatist group ETA for the worst terror attack in its history, but a senior U.S. intelligence source told NBC News that that's still not conclusive and that the CIA is looking for any connection to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
A somber Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar called the attacks "mass murder" and vowed to hunt down the attackers.
A total of 10 bombs exploded, Interior Minister Angel Acebes said. Police found and detonated three others.