Born in: Madrid
Age: 31
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Worker in a stationery store
Date of the attack: 11/03/2004
Place of the attack: Madrid
Weapon: Others explosives
Killed by: Islamic terrorism


Ismael Nogales was 31 years old. He had a baby daughter who was just four months old when he was killed. He lived with his wife and daughter in the Vallecas district of Madrid and commuted to Nuevos Ministerios where he was working in a stationery store. “I don’t know how I am going to explain what happened to our daughter when she is older”, said his wife.

11 March 2004 fell on a Thursday. Early that morning, a number of terrorists with links to Al-Qaeda planted thirteen bombs on four suburban trains covering routes running through Madrid. Ten of the bombs exploded between 7.37 and 7.39 am, when the trains were at Atocha, El Pozo and Santa Eugenia stations and alongside Calle Téllez. 191 people were killed in the attack and around 1,500 were wounded. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Spanish history. On 3 April 2004, agents from the Special Operations Group (GEO) were about to enter an apartment in Leganés where the perpetrators of the attacks were believed to be hiding when the terrorists detonated twenty kilograms of explosives in an act of collective suicide. The ensuing blast killed one of the officers, bringing the total number of people killed by the 11 March bombers to 192.