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Spanish Judge Orders ETA Suspect Jailed for Airport Bombing

A Spanish judge has ordered a suspected Basque separatist jailed for his alleged involvement in the 2006 bombing of the Madrid airport.

Accused ETA member Igor Portu is recovering in a hospital in San Sebastian in northern Spain. He was injured when police arrested him and another suspect Sunday. Police found explosives, detonators, and timers after the arrests.

Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubacala say Portu and the second suspect, Martin Sarasola, bombed the parking garage at the Madrid airport in December 2006. Two Ecuadorians sleeping in a car were killed.

The attack prompted the Spanish government to call off peace talks with ETA.

ETA has been fighting 40 years for an independent Basque state in northern Spain and southern France, a campaign that has killed 800 people.

The United States and European Union regard ETA as a terrorist group.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.