Four arrested in raids on Eta

Police have arrested four suspected members of the Basque separatist group Eta they believe may have been behind several attacks in recent years.

Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, Spain's Interior Minister, described yesterday's arrests as being of "enormous importance" and said police had also seized some 200kg of explosives and bomb-making material in the raids in the northern Basque province of Vizcaya.

Media said the suspects were wanted for attacks that included the killing of an anti-terrorism officer in 2009.