ETA commit attacks in San Sebastian

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15 August 2007, MADRID (AP) - Hooded assailants set fire to a bus and threw Molotov cocktails at police in the Basque city of San Sebastian, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a series of renewed attacks by supporters of the separatist group ETA.

15 August 2007

MADRID (AP) - Hooded assailants set fire to a bus and threw Molotov cocktails at police in the Basque city of San Sebastian, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a series of renewed attacks by supporters of the separatist group ETA.

Two men, ages 20 and 21, were arrested after the attacks, the second this week in the Basque region, the Basque regional Interior Ministry said.

Assailants set fire to a bus around midnight in the old quarter of San Sebastian, then set up barricades with trash bins and threw flaming projectiles at police, the ministry said.

On Monday, assailants threw Molotov cocktails at a courthouse and set fire to seven automated bank teller machines in the Basque town of Amorebieta. They also burned a car belonging to the city government in the regional capital, Vitoria.

ETA called what it termed a permanent cease-fire in March 2006, but grew frustrated with a lack of government concessions in ensuing peace talks. The group set off a huge bomb in a parking area at Madrid's airport on Dec. 30, killing two people.

ETA insisted then that the truce was still in effect, but declared it formally over in June, and Spanish security forces have been on alert ever since.

(Copyright AP with Expatica 2007)

Subject: Spanish news

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