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Majorca bombings

Following four explosions on the island of Majorca, the Foreign Office has chosen not to deviate from the standard travel advice offered to holidaymakers to the Balearic Islands.

In a statement released on its website, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office said: "We strongly condemn these further terrorist attacks in Spain. No casualties have been reported from the incidents outside Palma de Majorca today.

"Consular staff are working closely with the police and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the situation."

The first of the explosions occurred at 3pm at a restaurant opposite Can Pere Antoni beach in Palma de Majorca, followed 15 minutes later by a controlled explosion by local police. A third device was detonated in an empty shopping centre, while the final explosion took place in a bar. No casualties were reported.

Basque separatist group ETA is thought to be behind the attacks after claiming responsibility for the explosion on July 30 that killed two Civil Guard officers in Palma Nova.

Those heading out on holiday to Majorca should continue to check travel advice with the Foreign Office before travelling.

Be sure to book great value travel insurance with Holiday Extras next time you travel.

August 10, 2009