Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Benin feels the pinch of Nigeria's economic woes

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Deutsche Bank shares recover after turbulent week

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Inside Aleppo: 'Feels like prison'

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The Legacy of Shimon Peres, The Battle of Aleppo (Part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump-Clinton Debate, Colombia Peace Deal, Death of the BlackBerry (Part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Backstage at Paris Fashion Week

Read more

FASHION

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, present new designers

Read more

#THE 51%

Online and proud: Iranian women use social media in a campaign for equality

Read more

#TECH 24

Say hello to Pepper!

Read more

Europe

ETA claims responsibilty for killing three police officers

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-09

The Basque separatist organisation ETA has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Civil Guard officers and a police inspector it called a "torturer", in a statement sent to a local daily newspaper.

AFP - The Basque separatist organisation ETA claimed in a statement issued Sunday responsibility for various attacks, including those that killed two Civil Guard officers and a police inspector it called a "torturer".

In the statement released to the pro-independence Basque daily Gara, a regular channel for ETA communications, the group claimed the June 19 car bomb attack that killed 49-year-old police inspector Eduardo Puelles Garcia in the Basque town of Arrigorriaga.

The statement also claimed the July 30 car bomb attack outside a police barracks on the Mediterranean island of Majorca that killed two members of the Civil Guards paramilitary police.

It said Puelles was "the chief of police operations against numerous leftist independence activists and against pro-independence youths for the past decade, and the coordinator of different operations against ETA."

"Sometimes, as the most experienced and despicable torturer in the commissariat ... he was also pressured indepedence activists into collaborating by threats," said the group.

ETA is blamed for the deaths of 828 people in its decades-long campaign for an independent Basque homeland encompassing parts of northern Spain and southwest France.
 

Date created : 2009-08-09

COMMENT(S)