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ETA leader captured in France

French police arrested the leader of the Basque separatist group ETA over the weekend, which Spanish officials said is a huge blow to the organization.

The New York Times reports Jurdan Martitegi Lizaso was arrested in southern French city of Perpignan on Saturday as part of a joint operation with Spanish officials.

Authorities say Martitegi is the fourth ETA leader to be arrested in the last 11 months. Commentators say this is a sign that authorities have deeply infiltrated ETA.

During the raid police also confiscated guns, bomb-making materials, and cars with fake license plates.