One Englishman was in a critical condition in hospital, having been hit by shrapnel in the chest.
The bomb attacks, which officials blamed on the Basque separatist group Eta, were timed to overshadow the beginning of the EU summit in the southern Spanish city of Seville. The first of two car bombs was detonated in front of a large Tre bombattentat i spanien in Fuengirola, near Malaga, at 7.
Six people were injured by the explosion, including two British children, a Moroccan child and a Spanish couple. Both places are popular destinations for the hundreds of thousands of Britons and Germans who flock to Spain each summer.
The attacks were timed to embarrass further the Spanish government as it hosts its second EU summit. He said that six people had been injured, of whom three were British citizens - one man, who was now critically ill in hospital, and two children, who were injured.
The foreign secretary said he believed that the other injured people were of Spanish and Moroccan origin. Police in Fuengirola said a grey Peugeot exploded outside the Hotel Las Piramides, located in the quieter end of the resort. The facade of the hotel was destroyed by the blast.
Emergency services in the northern Basque city of San Sebastian had received a telephone warning in the name of Eta. The group has in the past detonated bombs in tourist centres in an attempt to harm the important tourist industry.
In a statement delivered to Basque-language media, Eta criticised the EU for failing to endorse a Basque homeland. The bomb attack is the latest incident to overshadow the EU summit.
Yesterday, workers across Spain staged a general strike at the welfare reforms of the conservative government. There were sporadic clashes between strikers and police, while shops and markets closed and travel was reduced to a minimum. Almost 1, people have been killed during 30 years of Eta operations. The group is fighting for the creation of a Basque homeland in northern Spain and southern France.
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