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ETA Suspects Arrested Thursday Had List of Possible Targets


Insurgents have carried out a series of attacks across Iraq, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 93 others.

Spain's interior minister says police confiscated documents indicating potential terrorism targets from two suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA arrested in France Thursday.

Jose Antonio Alonso told reporters the documents included information about four Madrid sports complexes the city has listed in its bid for the 2012 Olympics. The other two sites were water desalinization plants in southern Spain.

Mr. Alonso Thursday identified one of the men arrested near the southern French city of Toulouse as Pedro Esquisabel Urtuzaga, the chief of ETA international operations.

ETA has been blamed for the deaths of more than 800 people since the late 1960s, when it launched its terrorist campaign for creation of an independent Basque state in southwestern France and northern Spain.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP, Reuters.

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