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Eta's death threat to mayor

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Basque separatists have threatened to kill a Spanish mayor as part of an apparent campaign to terrorise politicians just weeks after the assassination of a Basque town councillor. Luis Valero, mayor of the town Tafalla in the northern Navarre region, said he received the threat in a letter from the guerrillas of the terrorist group Eta (Basque Homeland and Freedom).

The letter warned Mr Valero that he was causing great damage to the region, where Eta is fighting for an independent Basque state, and ordered him to leave in 30 days.

If not, "we shall be forced to take measures that no one wants, but which have had painful results recently." it said.

Madrid - Reuters