Detonators found in Spanish judge's letterbox

9th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Two detonators were found in the letterbox of a Spanish judge in the restive Basque country on Sunday, apparently designed to intimidate as no explosive was attached, a regional police spokesman said.

The devices and a cable which was also found were not immediately attributed to a nationalist urban guerrilla close to the armed separatist group ETA, but the regional interior ministry said there seemed to be a "logical" link between the two.

The find was made in the port city of San Sebastian.

A small improvised bomb exploded near a Telefonica branch office in the Basque town of Llodio on April 17 but no one was hurt.

ETA, which is blacklisted by the European Union and the United States, is blamed for the deaths of 829 people in a four-decade campaign of bombings and shootings to demand a Basque homeland in northern Spain and southwestern France.

© 2010 AFP

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