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ETA suspects arrested in France

Four men suspected of being members of the Basque separatist group ETA, including a likely military chief, have been arrested in northern France, a French judicial official said.

The official said arms, documents in the Basque language and computers were seized when the four were arrested in the town of Willencourt, in France's Pas-de-Calais region.

Police from the swat team RAID, an anti-terror unit and Lille police made the arrests on Thursday night. Officials are working to identify the suspects and carrying out searches.

Spain-based ETA members often hide out in France, which cooperates closely with Madrid in hunting down suspects.


From Belfast Telegraph