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October 18, 1987
A package bomb linked to the Basque separatist group ETA exploded outside an office in downtown Pamplona, Spain, killing a woman and slightly injuring a passer-by, police said. The bomb was placed in the doorway of the Fenix y Union Insurance Co. and was apparently triggered when a newspaper was tossed on the package by a woman news vendor. She was killed instantly.
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July 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Gunmen shot and killed an off-duty policeman in northern Spain on Saturday hours after a bomb killed a politician--separate attacks that were blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. The officer, identified as Mikel Uribe, was shot twice in the head while driving to meet friends in the town of Leaburu on Saturday evening. He was pronounced dead at Aranzazu Hospital in San Sebastian, a hospital spokesman said.
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November 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar authorized talks with groups linked to the militant Basque separatist group ETA, the first time his government has taken steps to negotiate an end to a 30-year conflict. The move came six weeks after the separatists declared a cease-fire.
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A letter bomb exploded Tuesday in the face of a journalist who has denounced separatist bloodshed, the first outburst of violence since regional elections two days earlier produced a victory for a moderate Basque nationalist party. Gorka Landaburu, a reporter for the Spanish magazine Cambio 16 and several national TV stations, sustained serious injuries to his face, hand and abdomen, but his life was not in danger, hospital officials said.
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September 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Basque guerrilla group ETA declared a "total and indefinite" cease-fire that would end decades of separatist violence in Spain's Basque country. A statement announcing the indefinite truce was sent to the radical Basque daily Euskadi Informacion, the state-run news agency reported. The group set no conditions on the cease-fire, which is to begin Friday. Violence by the ETA has killed more than 800 people in the past 30 years.
NEWS
June 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A car bomb exploded in Spain's Basque region early today, injuring at least four people in the latest attack blamed on the separatist guerrilla group Basque Homeland and Freedom, or ETA, officials said. Phone calls in the name of ETA alerted police to the bomb 15 minutes before the blast in Getxo, giving authorities time to cordon off the area and avert more serious casualties.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A Supreme Court judge and an air base worker were slain in attacks that the government blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. Supreme Court Justice Rafael Martinez Emperador was gunned down outside his apartment building in an upscale Madrid neighborhood by one of two gunmen who approached him. Police said the 9-millimeter pistol used in the attack and the way it was carried out were typical of ETA.
NEWS
July 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
A young Basque politician whose kidnapping by Basque separatists provoked widespread outrage among Spaniards died early today, hours after he was found on a roadside shot twice in the head. Miguel Angel Blanco had been dumped on a rural road Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar led a demonstration of half a million people demanding his release.
NEWS
July 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Basque regional government barred rallies by the political wing of the separatist guerrilla group ETA, fearing sectarian violence after the slaying of one politician and threats to kill another. Officials said they would not allow pro-ETA rallies planned this weekend for San Sebastian, a movement stronghold. Miguel Angel Blanco, 29, was kidnapped last Thursday by the ETA, or Basque Homeland and Freedom, and slain two days later. His death sparked massive protests.
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December 24, 1988 | From Reuters
Spain has decided to release Alfonso Armada Comyn, 68, one of two generals still in jail for taking part in a military coup attempt in 1981, the Defense Ministry said Friday.
NEWS
May 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A politician from the ruling Popular Party was shot to death in an attack blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. Manuel Gimenez Abad, 52, head of the party in the northern region of Aragon, was struck in the head as he walked with his son to a soccer match in the city of Zaragoza, a government spokesman said. No group claimed responsibility, but police blamed the ETA.
NEWS
March 31, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The armed Basque separatist group ETA warned travelers to stay away from Spain and claimed responsibility for five recent killings. ETA, an acronym for Basque Homeland and Freedom, took responsibility for the killings of two police officers and a town councilor this month and two electrical workers in February. The group is believed to have killed more than 800 people since it began fighting for independence in 1968.
NEWS
December 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Spanish policeman who approached two men pushing a car in downtown Barcelona was shot to death by one of them in the latest attack blamed on armed Basque separatists. The car was later found to hold explosives. The shooting raised to 23 the number of killings that the armed separatist group ETA--short for Basque Homeland and Freedom movement--has taken credit or been blamed for this year. The officer, Juan Miguel Gervilla Valladolid, 38, was shot in the head and chest, police said.
NEWS
December 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A plumber who served as a city councilor was killed by a bomb that blew up under the seat of his van. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blamed the separatist group ETA, short for Basque Homeland and Freedom. Francisco Cano, 45, was a councilor of the ruling center-right Popular Party in Viladecavalls, a town of 5,000 in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
NEWS
November 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Basque separatist group ETA has claimed responsibility for killing 10 people since the end of July and lashed out at politicians and journalists, accusing them of hampering independence efforts. In a statement published by two pro-independence Basque newspapers, the ETA also said it was behind 17 bombing and shooting attacks during the nearly four-month period.
NEWS
August 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb ripped apart a Spanish Civil Guard car, killing the two officers inside in an attack blamed on Basque separatists, the latest in a wave of deadly assaults. The bomb, stuck to the vehicle with a magnet, went off just after 6 a.m. in the northeastern town of Sallent de Gallego. A female agent died instantly, while the second agent, a man, died later in a hospital, police said.
NEWS
March 31, 1988 | Associated Press
The Basque separatist organization ETA claimed responsibility Wednesday for the shooting death Sunday of retired air force Brig. Gen. Luis Azcarraga Perez-Caballero, 81.
NEWS
January 30, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Basque separatists responsible for the deaths of nearly 600 people since they took up arms nearly 20 years ago have offered to enter negotiations for a 60-day truce if the Spanish government agrees to resume peace talks, officials said Friday. The government rejected the offer. "With attacks, there will be no contacts," Government spokesman Javier Solana said. "We must not be fooled by maneuvers which may be propaganda . . . .
NEWS
July 31, 2000 | From Reuters
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar vowed Sunday not to give in to the Basque separatist group ETA after its latest killing in an escalating campaign for independence. Aznar called on all of Spain "not to take a step back, not one centimeter back," in the battle against the ETA after a former Basque provincial governor was slain Saturday. "They are not going to see us blink," Aznar said.
NEWS
July 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two assailants shot and killed a Socialist politician in the Basque region in what police said was the 10th attack by the armed separatist ETA group in the last two weeks. Police said Juan Maria Jauregui, a former representative of the Interior Ministry in northern Guipuzcoa province, was shot twice in the head inside a bar in the town of Tolosa, about 200 miles north of Madrid, Spain's capital. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died later.
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