Born in: Extremadura
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Married
Job: First corporal of the Civil Guard
Date of the attack: 09/10/1978
Place of the attack: Elgoibar
Weapon: Automatic Riffle
Killed by: ETA


Anselmo Durán Vidal left the Civil Guard barracks in Elgóibar dressed in civilian clothes to go to the city centre. As he crossed a bridge over the rail track, he was machine-gunned from a car parked nearby, occupied by four terrorists.

The lance corporal was hit eight times. One of the first people to approach the wounded man was his 13-year-old son, who ran up the street to alert staff at the barracks. The injured man was still alive on arrival at Nuestra Señora de Aránzazu hospital but died shortly after admission.

A few hours later, civil guard Ángel Pacheco Pata was also murdered.