France: Basque Terrorists Planned to Shoot Down Spanish King's Aircraft

The Basque separatist group ETA had plans in 2004 to shoot down a plane or helicopter carrying Spain's King Juan Carlos with a surface-to-air missile. French counterterror forces discovered a number of CD's that year which detailed elements of the plot, which also had Spanish ministers as potential targets. Also discovered was a spent missile casing that may have been used in a test firing.

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By Planet Data