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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 11, 2003


Murder of Police Officer in Andoain, Spain

The United States strongly condemns the cowardly murder on February 9 of Joseba Pagazaurtundua, chief of police in the town of Andoain. Spanish authorities believe that the ETA terrorist group was responsible for this killing. We deplore ETA's long-running, senseless campaign to terrorize and kill innocent people, and we continue to support Spain in its vigorous efforts to combat terrorism and bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.


Released on February 11, 2003

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