France holds 'Eta military head'
A leader of the Basque seperatist group ETA has been arrested in Southern France, according to reports. ETA is fighting for an indpendant Basque state. The Basque homeland stretches across part of Spain and France, in the Northern Pyranees.
The suspected military chief of the Basque separatist group, Eta, has been arrested in southern France, the French interior minister has announced.
Michele Alliot-Marie said Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, alias "Txeroki", was arrested overnight in the Pyrenees.
She said he was suspected of the murder of two Spanish civil guard officers in the French town of Capbreton in 2007.
Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 820 people in its 40-year campaign for an independent Basque nation.