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2 Basque Police Officers Slain; Separatists Blamed

November 24, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Two police officers from Spain's Basque region were shot dead in an attack blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA, which is targeting regional police in its violent drive for independence.

The two police officers, a man and a woman, were directing traffic in the town of Beasain, south of San Sebastian, when they were attacked. They had no chance to defend themselves, officials said.

The assailants, believed to be a man and a woman, fled and were still at large.

The two officers were identified as Ana Isabel Arostegi, 34, and Francisco Javier Mijangos, 32.

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