Saturday, December 01, 2007

ETA suspects shot and killed a Spanish Guardia Civil policeman in France on Saturday, French police said, the Basque separatist group's first killing since it abandoned a ceasefire in June.

A second Guardia Civil was seriously injured in the shooting in the French resort of Capbreton, 20 km (12 miles) from the southern city of Biarritz.

The two plain-clothed officers were taking part in a surveillance operation with French police when they were shot at point blank range as they were getting into their cars around 0830 GMT, a police source told Reuters.