'Most wanted' ETA terrorist held with gun, detonators

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10 July 2007, MADRID - Spanish police Tuesday detained a wanted ETA terrorist who police said was armed with a pistol and detonators.

10 July 2007

MADRID - Spanish police Tuesday detained a wanted ETA terrorist who police said was armed with a pistol and detonators.

He was named as Aritz Arginzoniz, who has been on the run for some time, police sources said.  

Four other suspects were detained in the Basque region linked to the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Police said three of the detainees were captured in the Basque capital Vitoria. The four were suspected of having planned acts of street violence which have occurred in the region in the recent months.

Police searched several addresses, seizing materials for making explosive artifacts as well a list of entrepreneurs whom ETA apparently intended to extort money from.

Vitoria has suffered from street violence in the recent weeks, with separatists setting cars on fire and hurling petrol bombs at public buildings.

Eleven suspected ETA members had been held previously since ETA announced the end of its 14-month ceasefire on June 5. Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba warned Monday that ETA was planning to stage an attack soon.

Tuesday's arrests came as Spain marked the 10th anniversary of the abduction and killing of local politician Miguel Angel Blanco, which brought an unprecedented 6 million people onto the streets against ETA.

[Copyright DPA with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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