facebook
twitter
search
search

Spanish police say they stopped bomb plot

July 13, 2007 at 12:59 AM

MADRID, July 12 (UPI) -- Spanish police thwarted an attempt by the armed Basque separatist group ETA to blow up a ferry, authorities said Thursday.

The ferry supposedly targeted carries up to 2,400 passengers and sails twice a week, EFE news agency reported.

ETA said last month it was calling off the year-old cease-fire with the government because of failed peace talks.

The armed group said in a statement it would resume its campaign "on all fronts," El Pais reported online, citing Basque newspapers.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero conceded at the beginning of 2007 the peace process with ETA was not proceeding as he had hoped.

ETA militants have been fighting for three decades for a Basque homeland along the French-Spanish border. Their attacks have claimed some 850 lives.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
5-year-old Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon
'Weed the people' celebrates marijuana legalization in Oregon
Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in months