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BASQUE TERRORIST SUSPECT EXTRADITED TO SPAIN

An alleged member of the armed Basque separatist group ETA was flown to Spain on Saturday after being extradited from the United States to faces charges in the killing a Spanish army general and two police officers a decade ago.

The accused, Ramon Aldasoro, was accompanied by four FBI agents on the flight from Miami, where he was arrested in 1997. He was immediately ordered to jail by a National Court judge.

Aldasoro, 42, allegedly belonged to an ETA commando blamed for separate bomb attacks in 1988 in which a retired army general, Luis Miguel Azcarraga, and two motorcycle police officers were slain.

He is also alleged to have taken part in a bomb attack on a Civil Guard police barracks the same year.

His arrival in Madrid on Saturday came two weeks after ETA declared an end to a 14-month cease-fire, the longest in its three-decade violent campaign for an independent Basque state. The organization said it planned to resume actions, blaming what it saw as a lack of progress in negotiations to end the conflict.

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