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Spanish police arrest nine 'with ETA links'

Spanish police arrest nine 'with ETA links'
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Spanish police arrested on Tuesday nine alleged members of a group linked to Basque separatists ETA.

They are said to belong to Ekin, a body that prepares and sends out directives to the armed organisation.

ETA is banned as a terrorist group by the EU and the US.

Officers from the Civil Guard made the arrests accross the Basque country and Navarra province in northern Spain.

It comes a week after ETA declared a ceasefire, following a violent and sometimes deadly campaign to establish a homeland independent from Spain that has stretched four decades.

The group made a similar announcement in March 2006, only for the violence to return in the December of that year when a car bomb at Madrid’s airport killed two people.

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