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Slovakia commemorates victims of Madrid bombings

SLOVAKIA commemorated the victims of train bombings in Madrid by observing a three-minute silence at noon on March 16, the news wire TASR wrote.

Similar tributes were held on the same day across the European Union and in the 10 countries due to join the bloc on May 1.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda urged the nation to express "solidarity with grieving Spain".

All official buildings of the state and local authorities flew the Slovak flag at half-mast.

In Bratislava, a book of condolence was opened at the Spanish Embassy, and a requiem mass was held at the Jesuit Church in Františkánske square.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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