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Spain / Madrid Train Bombing #770412

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Deadly terror bombings at three train stations in Madrid, Spain, reported. [Two PEOPLE, {thru translator} - describe the scene after the explosions.]

(Madrid, Spain: Greg Burke) The terror attacks in Madrid featured; details given of the initial blaming of a Basque separatist group; scenes shown of wrecked trains, emergency workers, injured people, and bodies.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) A letter from an Al Qaeda affiliate which claimed responsibility for the Madrid attack and warned of an upcoming attack in the US reported.

(Washington: Bret Baier) The Al Qaeda affiliate, Abu Hafs al-Masri†, featured; details given about the probability that Al Qaeda may have been involved in the bombings and the discovery of an Arabic audio cassette in a truck suspected to be tied to the bombings; letter from affiliate quoted.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) France’s decision to raise its security level and increase border security and President Bush’s initial response to the attacks reported. [BUSH – says that the US stands strong with the people of Spain.]

Smith, Shepard;
Burke, Greg;
Baier, Bret

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