Ten explosive devices tore apart crowded commuter trains and railroad stations in Madrid during Thursday morning's rush hour. At least 190 people were killed and about 1,500 injured. The blasts occurred between 7:35 a.m. and 7:55 a.m., when explosives left in backpacks in trains and on tracks blew up along the suburban rail line. Three additional bombs did not explode and were discovered and destroyed by authorities.
SOURCE: News services and staff reports | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - March 12, 2004
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Madrid Train Blasts Kill at Least 190 MADRID, March 11 -- Ten nearly simultaneous explosions tore through four packed commuter trains in Madrid during rush hour Thursday morning, killing at least 190 people and wounding nearly 1,500 in the worst terrorist attack in modern Spanish history, three days before national elections.
Five Held in Madrid Blasts Three Moroccans and two Indians, possibly with links to Muslim extremist groups, had been arrested in connection with the bombings.