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More ETA arms caches found in France

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More ETA arms caches found in France

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Three more terrorist arms dumps have been found in southwestern France, bringing the total to at least six in the past two days. Close cooperation and intelligence-sharing between French and Spanish police are being hailed for the finds, which included highly-sophisticated weapons thought to have been hidden by the Basque terror group ETA.

They were again found in remote areas, buried under earth and stones, and included guns, detonators and explosives hidden in plastic barrels and crates not far from the border with Spain. They’re said to be the biggest terrorist weapons finds in France for several years. On Wednesday, French police arrested three suspected ETA members at a ski resort in the Alps. They are said to be wanted in connection with a car bombing late last month in Mallorca which killed two Spanish civil guards. Weapons, ammunition, false papers and car number plates were also seized in the raid.