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Spain Arrests Nine People Suspected of ETA Links

Spanish police arrested nine people suspected of having ties to Basque ETA separatists in raids Tuesday while in France police seized a suspect who turned up at a pharmacy with a bullet wound in his thigh. Spain’s Interior Ministry said police carried out 10 raids before dawn in the Basque region and neighboring Navarre region — claimed by separatists as Basque. An ETA guerrilla campaign since 1968 to press demands for an independent Basque state has killed more than 830 people. The raids, which followed 15 arrests last month, were part of a crackdown on ETA led by High Court Judge Baltasar Garzon, an investigating magistrate and long-time foe of ETA. In France, a man who later told police he belonged to ETA, entered a pharmacy with a bullet wound. The pharmacist called the police, who arrested him, and found a 9mm gun, French police said. Full Story

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