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Description

Born in: Aragón
Age: 50
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Inspector and officer of CESID
Date of the attack: 23/03/1979
Place of the attack: Gasteiz
Guilties: Ignacio Aracama Mendía, José Lorenzo Ayestarán, José Aristimuño
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

On the morning of 3 March, National Police inspector Antonio Recio went to the plumbing supply store he ran with his wife. After dividing the work up among his employees, and just as the workers had left to go about their work, members of the Araba unit of ETA entered the premises and opened fire. The officer managed to take out his service gun, but as unable to prevent being killed by the terrorists. Although ETA was unaware of the fact at the time, as well as being an inspector, Antonio Recio was also a member of CESID, the Spanish intelligence agency and as such was the first agent of the organisation to be killed by ETA.