Remembering the victims of 11-M bomb attack in Madrid

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the Madrid train bombing in March 2004.

The attack at the Atocha train station in Madrid on March 11, 2004, claimed the lives of 191 people. It was the biggest terrrorist attack in Spain since the transition to democracy in 1970.

At a brief ceremony in the Puerta del Sol in the heart of Madrid, the mayor, Ana Botella, laid a wreath on a plaque commemorating the victims.

She was accompanied by the Minister for Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, Minister for Culture and Sport, Jose Ignacio Wert and the regional premier, Ignacio Gonzalez,as well as the presidents of the Association of Terrorism Victims and the Association of 11-M Victims, Angeles Pedraza and Angeles Dominguez.

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