French and Spanish police believe they have dealt a major blow to ETA, arresting the suspected military head of the armed Basque separatist group.
Mikel Karrera Sarobe was detained in southwestern France with two fellow ETA suspects. Spain’s Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba claims Karrera Sarobe is the most senior leader in the organisation.
The trio were taken into custody in the town of Bayonne, in a raid on an apartment where police say weapons were found. Two other people were arrested nearby, in connection with the cross-border operation.