Police arrest man in N.Ireland in 'Basque separatist probe'

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Police in Northern Ireland said they arrested a man under terrorism legislation in a joint operation with Spanish police, in what is understood to be an investigation into Basque separatist activities.

The suspect was detained in the centre of Belfast on Thursday, said a spokesman from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

"A 40-year-old man has this evening been arrested under terrorism legislation in a joint operation between the PSNI serious crime branch and Spanish police," he said.

He has been taken to Antrim police station, said the spokesman.


© 2010 AFP

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