MADRID (Reuters) - The Basque militant group ETA will announce its final dissolution early next month, the public television station ETB reported on Wednesday night.
During a campaign that lasted nearly half a century, ETA killed more than 850 people in a vain effort to create a Basque state in northern Spain and southwest France. But it declared a ceasefire in 2011 and handed over its arms a year ago.
A local newspaper, Gara, had reported in February that ETA's leaders would ask its members to vote on whether it should disband completely by the summer.
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The group will announce its dissolution during the first weekend of May, ETB reported.
(Reporting By Jesús Aguado, editing by Larry King)