Basque violence

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The Independent Online
A politician's bodyguard was shot and a car-bomb exploded in San Sebastian in attacks authorities blamed on the Basque Eta group. The violence erupted as 23 leaders of Herri Batasuna, Eta's political wing, were due to be arrested to begin serving seven-year sentences imposed on Monday for collaborating with the separatist guerrillas. Police said the shooting victim, Jose Maria Lobato, a bodyguard for a San Sebastian city councillor of Spain's ruling Popular Party, was in serious condition.

- Reuters, San Sebastian