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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 38
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Taxi driver
Date of the attack: 12/10/1975
Place of the attack: Villarreal
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

On 12 October 1975, ETA killed Germán Aguirre, a taxi driver, in Legutiano. At around dusk, several shots were heard in the town. Local people initially thought it was the Civil Guard firing salvos to celebrate their patron saint’s day. However, the force was in mourning because three officers had been killed a few days before at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Aránzazu. They soon went to try to ascertain where the shots had come from. Shortly afterwards, they found Germán Aguirre’s body in a dead-end track leading to an area close to the Santa Engracia reservoir. The terrorists had shot him three times in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Although ETA did not initially claim responsibility for the killing, many years later information was seized which accused the victim of being a police informer. Germán Aguirre was 35 years old. He was married with two children, aged 10 and 11.