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Description

Born in: Extremadura
Age: 30
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Married
Job: Corporal of the National Police
Date of the attack: 18/12/1988
Place of the attack: Eibar
Guilties: Fermín Javier Urdiain Ciriza, Jesús María Ciganda Sarratea, Pedro José Echevarria Lete, Juan Carlos Balerdi Iturralde
Weapon: Car bomb
Killed by: ETA

Description

Whenever the Éibar football team played at home, the National Police provided security at the grounds. The three-vehicle convoy always took the same route from the police station to the stadium.

 

On the day of the attack, ETA member Juan Carlos Balerdi set off a car bomb containing 30 kilos of ammonia and 15 kilos of shrapnel as the police convoy was passing. The blast caught the last of the cars, in which Corporal José Antonio Barrado Recio was travelling. He died while being taken to a medical centre.

 

Three other policemen, Miguel Ruiz Ruiz, Francisco de la Mata García and Francisco Zaragoza Lluch, as well as José Aldaolea, sacristan of the parish church of Arrate in Eibar, were all seriously wounded and had to undergo surgery. Policeman Ángel Lozano de Priego and civilians Juan Carlos González Muñoz, Cándido Mangas Martín and María de los Ángeles Martínez Muñoz were also injured.

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