Politician shot ahead of Spanish poll

March 7th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by admin  

San Sebastian (Spain), March 7 (DPA) A former Socialist councillor was shot dead Friday in the Basque town of Arrasate two days before Spain’s general elections, officials said. Isaias Carrasco, 42, was shot at least three times in the neck and elsewhere on leaving his house.

The Spanish government had raised terrorism alert in view of a possible attack by the militant Basque separatist group ETA.

The attack occurred on the last day of the electoral campaign, during which ETA has staged two bomb blasts that caused no injuries.

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