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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

ETA to Halt Attacks

MADRID, Spain -- In a rare gesture, the armed Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a halt to attacks on prison officials. ETA's political wing said the move symbolized the group's willingness to end the Basque conflict.


The head of Spain's security forces, Interior Minister Jaime Mayor Oreja, was unimpressed.


"The only thing about ETA is you have to watch their deeds, not their words," Oreja told reporters.


The announcement, made in the pro-Basque independence newspaper Egin, came as Oreja prepared to meet Basque politicians to discuss prison issues.