Presumed ETA military commander arrested in France

Four suspected members of armed Basque separatist group ETA were arrested May 20 in a raid on an apartment bloc in Bayonne, France—including presumed ETA military commander Mikel Kabikoitz Carrera Sarobe, Spain’s most wanted man. One detained accomplice was identified as Arkaitz Aguirregabiria del Barrio, ETA’s presumed second in command, who is wanted in France for the shooting of a police officer in March. The arrests come as a Spanish court convicted three ETA militants in the 2006 Madrid airport bombing that killed two Ecuadorans. ETA is listed as a terrorist group by the European Union and is held responsible for more than 800 deaths over the past 40 years. (Irish Times, Reuters, May 21; Jurist, May 20)

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