Ex-ETA leader Josu Ternera detained in France
Ternera, whose full name is Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, was the political chief of the now defunct ETA organization.
In 2011, ETA announced the end of its armed fight for independence of the Basque region that spans parts of northeastern Spain and and southwestern France. It surrendered its weapons in 2017 and was dissolved in May 2018.
Specifically, Ternera is wanted in connection with a 1987 attack in the Spanish city of Zaragoza by the Basque separatist group that killed 11 people.
ETA killed more than 850 people in over four decades of violence.
ng/rt (AFP, Reuters, EFE, AP)
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