Policeman dies in Bilbao after clashes with Spartak fans

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A policeman died on Thursday in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao after clashes with Spartak Moscow ultra fans ahead of a Europa League soccer game against Athletic Bilbao.

The police officer died in hospital, where he had been taken following a heart attack when the regional Basque Country police force Ertzaintza was trying to stop street battles between supporters of the two teams, the police said.

At least five people were arrested.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy offered his condolences and condemned the violence on his official Twitter account.

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Policeman dies in Bilbao after clashes with Spartak fans


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