11-M: Ten years on

Atocha railway station, MadridAtocha railway station, Madrid

Today is the 10th anniversary of the bombing of Atocha railway station in Madrid, when packed commuter trains arriving in Spain’s capital city were bombed in a series of co-ordinated explosions, killing 192 people and wounding more than 1,800.

The European Union has devoted 11th March to remembering all victims of terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Sadly, terrorism can strike anywhere and at any time, but I’d like to take this opportunity to express my sympathy and solidarity with all victims of terrorism throughout the world, their families and friends and to condemn all terrorist acts.

11-M Memorial inside Atocha railway station, Madrid

11-M Memorial inside Atocha railway station, Madrid   Image credit: Felipe Gabaldón Flickr CC

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29 thoughts on “11-M: Ten years on

  1. “Recordar es fácil para quien tiene memoria…
    Olvidar es difícil para quien tiene corazón…”
    Those words by Gabriel Garcia Marquez were used to open the Memorial Concert in Madrid. It really is hard to forget.

  2. With all the horrendous acts that have been committed and continue to be uselessly committed, we must continue as well to remember and pray for a peaceful existence. A worth post, Marianne.

  3. I hope Terrorists begin to understand that they gain no sympathy for their cause by killing the innocent. We want no more days like that one where so many died and so many more suffered afterwards. As Churchill said, Jaw Jaw is better than War War.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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