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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 26, 2001


Police Officers Killed in Spain

The United States strongly condemns and denounces those responsible for the murder of two police officers in Spain on November 23. The two officers were directing traffic in the town of Beasain when they were shot by two assailants.

We understand that Spanish authorities suspect this attack to be the work of the terrorist group ETA. We support the Spanish government's efforts to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

The people of Spain, including the majority of Spain's Basque populace, have clearly demonstrated that Spaniards have no tolerance for terrorist acts perpetrated by ETA.

The United States extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the slain officers and to the people of Spain.


Released on November 26, 2001

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