Last unit of radical Left-wing terror group arrested

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7 June 2007, MADRID - Spain's Civil Guard arrested six people they believe formed part of the only remaining active unit of the radical leftist group GRAPO.

7 June 2007

MADRID - Spain's Civil Guard arrested six people they believe formed part of the only remaining active unit of the radical leftist group GRAPO.

The five men and one woman were arrested in raids in the northeastern city of Barcelona, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

"With this operation, the Civil Guard believes it has totally broken up the clandestine structure of GRAPO," the statement said.

The ministry said the arrest should help clear up investigations into at least one killing and several bank robberies blamed on GRAPO in recent years.

GRAPO, which takes its name from the Spanish acronym for October First Anti-Fascist Resistance Group, has killed dozens of people in Spain in sporadic bombings and shootings since it emerged in the 1970s. The group is designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union and the U.S. State Department.

GRAPO's precise aims have never been clear, although in recent years police say they have been involved in low-intensity attacks on what the group sees as capitalist targets.

[Copyright AP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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