Ingush capital of Nazran, local police were standing to attention in the courtyard of their headquarters to receive their orders for the day, when a bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into the gates of the building. The blast set the building alight destroying much of it and many of the vehicles parked there. Local officials have warned that the number of dead could still rise as local apartment blocks were also hit and children were amongst the wounded. The bombing is one of the deadliest in months and damages the Kremlin's claims that the Republic's new president is bringing the region under control. The Ingush president Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who was still convalescing after surviving an assassination attempt in June, spoke about the attack this morning. He pointed the finger at the West saying that it was behind the blast. He said that western powers would never allow Russia to reclaim its status as a world power.
VOCABULARY Standing to attention alert and ready to receive orders (expression often used when talking about soldiers or police officers) Courtyard private area outside a building which is enclosed by walls Set the building alight caused the building to start burning Damages the Kremlin's claims makes it difficult to believe what the Russian government says Bringing the region under control managing to govern the area more successfully than before Convalescing resting and recovering after an illness or unpleasant experience Surging an assassination attempt staying alive after somebody tried to kill him for political reasons Pointed the finger at blamed Was behind the blast initiated the attack Reclaim its status take back the political position it previously held
E.T.A. In Spain, throughout its history, many individuals, organizations or the state itself has used terrorism for different purposes, causing hundreds of deaths. ETA is the oldest organized group of those who use terrorism today. Furthermore, the attacks of 11 March 2004 have been the largest in U.S. history.
Its logo consists of a snake wrapped around an ax ETA Basque separatist terrorist organization whose aim is to obtain independence of the Basque Country (Euskadi) for the Spanish State, born in 1959, a nationalist group university, and certain sectors of the youth of the Basque Nationalist Party. Its emergence took place during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, but his activity continued after his death in 1975 and the subsequent transition to democracy under the beginning of the reign of Juan Carlos I. Currently, social support is a minority. According to the Basque University study more than 64% of the Basque ETA totally rejected, 11% shares only its ends, and less than 2% support their violence
11M-04 This is the biggest attack in Europe to date, with 10 nearly simultaneous explosions on four trains during rush hour in the morning (between 07:36 and 07:40). Later, after attempting to deactivate, the police detonated in a controlled, two bombs that had exploded, disabling a third party who would, through its contents, start the preliminary investigations that lead to the identification of perpetrators. 191 people were killed and 1858 wounded.A few weeks later, police located and rounded up several members of the terrorist commando in Leganés. Finding himself cornered, its members committed suicide, setting off the floor on which they had barricaded themselves, this being the first suicide attack in Europe, just when they realized that the GEO began the assault. In this action the group killed one police officer, in addition to all members of the Islamist cell who were present.It was the first bombing attack in Spain Islamic court. Before the Islamic attack occurred at the restaurant "El Descanso" in 1985 that left 18 dead.