Two armed ETA 'terrorists' arrested in Paris

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3 July 2007 , PARIS - French police detained two suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA in a Paris suburb, police officials said Tuesday. Both were armed.

3 July 2007

PARIS - French police detained two suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA in a Paris suburb, police officials said Tuesday. Both were armed.

The two were detained overnight Monday during a routine road block in the Seine-et-Marne region, southeast of Paris, officials said. The men, both in their 30s, were armed but had no prior criminal record, officials said. Their names have not been released.

Police in southeastern France also detained three other suspected ETA members on Monday, police officials said.

The three men, whose names have not been released, were detained Monday evening on a road near the town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, on the French-Spanish border, police officials said.

The detentions were part of a joint operation between the French and Spanish police.

ETA has been waging a violent campaign since the late 1960s for an independent Basque state.

[Copyright AP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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