Fugitive ex-Eta leader Josu Ternera arrested in France

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Basque terrorist group’s former leader tracked down after 16 years on the run

A former leader of the Basque terrorist group Eta has been arrested in France, Spain’s interior ministry has said, after more than 16 years on the run.

Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, better known as Josu Ternera, was once Eta’s political chief. He was detained “in the early hours of the morning in Sallanches in the French Alps,” the ministry said.

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