Terror threats ease as F1 weekend starts

European Grand Prix, Valencia, Spain

Jun.23 (GMM) A terrorist threat eased by midweek in Valencia, the Spanish host of this weekend’s European grand prix.

We reported earlier that as the F1 world winged its way to the country’s third largest city, the armed separatist group ETA was threatening to blow up roads and railways.

But police found no bombs after an intense search and soon afterwards lifted controls on the port city, according to agency reports.

Earlier there were reports of terror threats around the Spanish port city.

Authorities said the armed separatist group ETA had threatened to blow up highways, but reports that at least one bomb had exploded have not yet been confirmed.

El Publico newspaper said railways may also have been targeted.

  • http://www.last.fm/group/Formula+1 Bec

    Terrorism is a sign of failure.
    ETA have very little popular support so they have to resort to terror tactics.