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Born in: Euskadi
Age: 57
Offspring: 4
Marital status: Married
Job: Captain of the National Police
Date of the attack: 06/09/1980
Place of the attack: Erentxun
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Captain Basilio Altuna was celebrating the fiestas in the town of Erenchun, Álava with his wife and other members of his family when a terrorist shot him in the head, killing him instantly. ETA’s communiqué claiming responsibility for the crime was laced with untruths, association the victim with the far right. In a brave public reply, his widow said that she and her four children could not remain silent in the face of such lies tarnishing her husband’s honour. No-one has ever been charged with his murder, which was attributed to ETA politico militar.