200 kgs of explosive used in ETA blast: Spain

Spanish police said some 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosive were used in Saturday`s car bomb at Madrid airport which ended a nine-month ceasefire by armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Madrid, Dec 31: Spanish police said some 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosive were used in Saturday's car bomb at Madrid airport which ended a nine-month ceasefire by armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Police based their estimate on the extent of the damage caused at a carpark at the brand new terminal four of the airport and the power of the explosion, which generated a huge pall of black smoke and shattered windows, the Europa Press news agency reported.

Investigators were checking hours of closed-circuit video to try to glean clues as to the identity of the bombers, who blew up a burgundy-coloured Renault van.

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