With all the paranoia about al-Qaeda and ETA, it seems the latest bomb scare in Spain may be the work of radical urban preservationists. Police say they deactivated an explosive device May 15 found outside an industrial warehouse in Lugo, in the remote and usually peaceful northern region of Galicia. A police spokesman said the device—a pressure cooker loaded with shrapnel and armed with a detonator—could have caused a “massacre” if it had gone off. Two local newspapers received warnings by e-mail, which accused the construction company of being responsible for “urban destruction” in Lugo. (TypicallySpanish, May 15)
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