Sunday, April 24, 2005

ETA SUSPECTED in bomb chemical raid:
FOUR tonnes of a bomb-making chemical was stolen from a French warehouse, police said today, and Spanish media said Basque separatists were suspected.
"It is a considerable theft," a French police source said, referring to the amount taken.

Spanish state radio, quoting police sources, said investigators suspected the robbery of sodium chlorate fertiliser could be the work of the armed Basque separatist guerrilla group ETA, which is active in Spain and France.

Police have in the past confiscated caches of sodium chlorate they said ETA planned to use to make bombs.