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    Two bombs have exploded in northern Spain, with police blaming the Basque separatist group ETA for the blasts, the Spanish news agency EFE reported on Sunday.

    MADRID, July 20 (RIA Novosti) - Two bombs have exploded in northern Spain, with police blaming the Basque separatist group ETA for the blasts, the Spanish news agency EFE reported on Sunday.

    The first explosive device went off at the seaside resort of Laredo at about 12:14 p.m. local time (10:14 GMT) on July 20. Laredo is one of the most popular seaside holiday resorts in Cantabria and is full of tourists at this time of the year. The second bomb exploded some time later in Noja, the agency said.

    The blasts caused no casualties as the areas had been cordoned off after authorities received a warning call, the agency said.

    Local authorities received a phone call telling then that the Basque separatist group ETA had planted four explosive devices on the beaches of Laredo and Noja and Noja's golf course, the agency said.

    ETA, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Spain, France, the United States and the European Union, is fighting for an independent Basque state in northern Spain and southwestern France.

    Since 1968, ETA has killed more than 800 people and kidnapped dozens of people.

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