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Basque militant separatist group ETA set to announce disarmament: report

Reuters

Basque militant separatist group ETA will announce plans to disarm later on Friday, according to report on Friday in France’s Le Monde newspaper, which said a full handover of weapons was scheduled for April 8.

Spain’s Europa Press news agency said it had confirmed the news with Spanish anti-terrorism sources. Spain’s Interior Ministry declined to comment.

ETA, which killed over 800 people over several decades through bombings and assassinations, called a unilateral cease-fire in 2011 and has pledged to turn in its weapons, though a full handover has not yet happened.