France arrests three suspects linked to ETA chief

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BORDEAUX, France, Nov 30 (AFP) - French police Tuesday arrested three people linked to the suspected chief of Spain's armed Basque separatist group ETA, officers said.

BORDEAUX, France, Nov 30 (AFP) - French police Tuesday arrested three people linked to the suspected chief of Spain's armed Basque separatist group ETA, officers said.

One of the three was the brother of a man who harboured the suspected ETA leader, Mikel "Antza" Albizu Iriarte, and his girlfriend, Soledad "Anboto" Iparagirre Genetxea, before their arrest October 3, while the other two were a couple who looked after the ETA suspects' young son for three years, they said.

Spanish and French officials have said that the arrest of Albizu Iriarte and Iparagirre Genetxea decapitated ETA, which has been blamed for the deaths of more than 800 people in its three-decade campaign for an independent Basque homeland.

© AFP

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