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Police arrest three suspected ETA members

Latest update : 2009-07-05

French police on Saturday arrested three suspected members of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA near the southern city of Pau, close to the Spanish border.

AFP - French police arrested Saturday three suspected members of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA near the southern city of Pau, close to the Spanish border.
  
The two men and one women, all carrying a firearm, were picked up for driving a stolen vehicle in the Pau suburb of Idron, police said.
  
They were identified as Asier Borrero, Itziar Plaza and Iurgi Garitagoitia -- all three of whom were among the most wanted ETA figures still at large, according to Spanish media.
  
A judicial source described the arrests as "fortuitous", explaining that the suspects had been in a fast-food restaurant when "their suspicious behaviour... caught the attention of a police officer.
  
"Police carried out checks on their vehicle and found it to be stolen," the source added.
  
ETA, considered a terrorist organisation by the European Union and the United States, is blamed for the deaths of 825 people in its 40-year campaign to carve a Basque homeland out of northern Spain and southwestern France.
  

Date created : 2009-07-04

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