Police sweep nets 14 ETA suspects

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9 February 2005, BILBAO - Fourteen people suspected of links with the banned Basque separatist organisation ETA were arrested in an anti-terrorist sweep across Spain.

9 February 2005

BILBAO - Fourteen people suspected of links with the banned Basque separatist organisation ETA were arrested in an anti-terrorist sweep across Spain.

Arrests were made in the Basque Country, Navarre, Valencia and Cadiz in Andalusia.

"The number of people arrested and the exact location of the arrests cannot be divulged for the time being because the operation is continuing," an official said.

But it was understood that at least 14 people had been detained.

Spanish news agencies quoted the Basque regional interior ministry as saying the operation during the night had provoked a standoff between regional police and a group of people who had blocked a road with containers in a town on the
coast.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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