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Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 33
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: First Corporal of the National Police in the Company of the General Reserve of La Coruña
Date of the attack: 05/06/1981
Place of the attack: San Sebastián
Weapon: Otros explosivos
Killed by: ETA

Description

The vehicle in which Esteban Álvarez was travelling was part of a convoy of six National Police vans which were heading towards the barracks in Loyola. The officers had been taking part in a security operation in San Sebastian and other locations throughout the province, as a result of demonstrations and rioting. Having finished their day’s work, they were on their way back to base at the barracks in Loyola. As they were driving along the motorway between the districts of Amara and Loyola a large bomb went off. The van in which Corporal Álvarez of the National Police was travelling was caught in the blast. Esteban died almost instantly and the other four police officers in the vehicle were all injured. The device contained a large quantity of Goma 2 and between eight and ten kilograms of nuts and bolts of varying sizes.