updated 10/9/2007 11:51:01 AM ET 2007-10-09T15:51:01

A bomb exploded under a car in the Basque city of Bilbao on Tuesday, injuring at least one person, Basque regional police said.

The bomb went off under the car of a body guard, who was injured, a police official told The Associated Press. He insisted on anonymity, in line with department policy.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, attention immediately focused on the separatist group ETA, which resumed full-scale attacks in August after calling off a cease-fire.

The police official said he did not know if there was a warning call before the blast — ETA often phones in warnings — or who the body guard had been assigned to protect. Many public figures in the Basque region use body guards to protect against ETA attacks.

Spanish National Radio and other Spanish media said the guard was assigned to a Socialist member of the city council of the Basque village of Galdakao.

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