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The 1985 El Descanso bombing was a bomb attack against the El Descanso restaurant just outside Madrid, Spain, late on April 12, 1985. The explosion killed 18 Spaniards and injured 82 others, including 11 American servicemen, who were believed to be the target of the attack.[1] American servicemen who worked at nearby Torrejón Air Base frequented the restaurant.

Spanish Interior Minister Jose Barrionuevo blamed the Islamic Jihad Organization, which claimed the blast, for the bombing.[2] However, the case was closed in 1987 due to a lack of arrests.

In 2005, Spain requested Mustafa Setmariam Nasar's extradition from Pakistan for his role in the bombing.[3]


  1. ^ Spain seeks extradition of terrorist suspect from Pakistan. Indo-Asian News Service, November 10, 2005.
  2. ^ Walker, Jane. "Spanish bomb blast blamed on Jihad / Madrid restaurant explosion blamed on Muslim group." The Guardian, April 15, 1985.
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