Costa del Sol scare

This item appears on page 22 of the October 2008 issue.

In Spain, in an apparent effort to disrupt the tourism industry, the Basque separatist group ETA phoned in a warning about, and then detonated on Aug. 17, two small bombs at resorts in Costa del Sol. There were no injuries and damage was minor, but 10,000 people were forced to evacuate. A third bomb was defused.