Eta warns it will target rail staff

Armed separatist group claims responsibility for killing man and threatens new train line.

    Hundreds of people protested against Eta following the funeral for Ignacio Uria Mendizabal [EPA]

    "While they go ahead with this destruction and this macro-project by decree and without public debate, the people cited and their properties will be an Eta target."

    'More attacks'

    Eta said that the construction of the high-speed rail link between the Basque cities of Vitoria, San Sebastian and Bilbao to the Spanish capital was not in the interests of Basque people.

    In Wednesday's statement, the group also said it carried out two bombings in November and December, one outside a regional television station and the other at a telephone mast.

    It also said there would be more attacks against the media.

    Eta, which stands for Basque Homeland and Freedom, in the Basque language, has killed more than 825 people since 1968 as part of its campaign for an independent homeland.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.