Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Mystery bomb rocks town hall in Galicia

Share this article

Mystery bomb rocks town hall in Galicia
Police haven't ruled out political motives for Wednesday morning's explosion. A file photo of a police officer: Shutterstock
09:53 CEST+02:00
An explosive device is thought to be the cause of a blast which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a town hall in north-western Spain.

The town hall of the Galician municipality of Baralla has been partly destroyed by an explosive device which went off at 4.50 am, Spanish news agency Europa Press reported.

Spain’s Civil Guard police are currently investigating the matter and haven’t ruled out the possibility that Resistencia Galega, a Galician separatist group notorious for planting bombs in banks and political party offices, could be behind the explosion.

The ground floor of the building has suffered most of the damage, with nearby buildings also being affected by the explosion.

Baralla’s right-wing mayor Manuel González Capón has also been the source of controversy in the past with comments such as “those who were sentenced to death” during the years of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco “probably deserved it”.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement