Majorca sealed off after bombing

In Spain, a series of bombing attacks in Burgos and Palma Nova kills at least two people and injures 50 others.

The bombing occurred on July 30, 2009, in which two Civil Guards, Diego Salvá Lezaún and Carlos Sáenz de Tejada, were killed after a car bomb, placed under their Nissan patrol car, exploded outside the barracks of the Guarda Civil in Palma Nova, a mere 500 meters from the busy Son Matias Beach in Palma Nova, Mallorca, Spain.

The attack is the deadliest since December 2007. It was the second bombing in Spanish territory in two days after a similar incident in Burgos in Northern Spain the previous day: that attack had not brought about any fatalities.

The Guardia Civil immediately declared lockdown of Mallorca, with Palma de Mallorca Airport and all ports closed in order to contain the terrorists in the island. The attack comes whilst the Spanish royal family are on the island.

The Guardia Civil’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team (TEDAX) later deactivated another bomb near the old Guardia Civil barracks.


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