ETA attack warning after election ban by court

7th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 May 2007, MADRID – Security sources warned of a possible attack by Basque separatist group ETA after candidates linked to the movement were banned by the Supreme Court.

7 May 2007

MADRID – Security sources warned of a possible attack by Basque separatist group ETA after candidates linked to the movement were banned by the Supreme Court.

Hundreds of candidates were barred by the court because of their links to the terrorist organisation.

ETA issued a statement warning last month against such a ban in the forthcoming local elections on 27 May.

The group said it would “take the move very much into account”.

Security sources warned this probably meant the Basque separatist organisation would launch another attack.

Batasuna, the main Basque party linked to ETA, was declared illegal in 2003 for its links to the terrorist group.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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