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Video by Katherine SPENCER , Louise DUPONT

Latest update : 2008-12-04

A man was shot and killed in what Spanish media reports described as an ETA attack in the Basque town of Azpetia. The reports said he was working for a company building a high-speed railway through the region, which ETA opposes.

AFP - A man was shot and killed in Spain's troubled northern Basque Country Wednesday, emergency services said, in what Spanish media said was a suspected attack by ETA separatists.
   
Police said the man was gunned down at around 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) in the car park of a restaurant in the Basque town of Azpeitia.
   
Emergency services said he died about an hour later.
   
Police refused to say whether the attack was the work of Basque separatist group ETA.
   
But Spanish national radio said the man worked for a company, Altuna y Uria, involved in the construction of a high-speed railway in the region, a project opposed by ETA.
   
"Everything seems to point to a new attack by ETA," the radio said.
   
Spain's opposition leader Mariano Rajoy told a political meeting he suspected the attack was the work of ETA.
   
Spanish media said the man was shot once in the head and once in the chest by two assailants who then fled.
   
The shooting comes less than a month after the arrest in France of the suspected military chief of ETA, Garikoitz Aspiazu, alias "Txeroki.
   
ETA is blamed for the deaths of 824 people in its 40-year campaign for an independent Basque homeland.
 

Date created : 2008-12-03

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