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Description

Born in: Andalucía
Age: 39
Offspring: 4
Marital status: Married
Job: Infantry Lieutenant
Date of the attack: 07/12/1984
Place of the attack: Galdakao
Guilties: Joaquín Urain Larrañaga, Juan Manuel Gaztelumendi Uribarren
Weapon: Coche bomba
Killed by: ETA

Description

Fourteen soldiers and civilian employees were travelling in a minibus, escorted by two Military Police Land Rovers, one in front and one behind. The convoy was travelling from the barracks in Solleches to Bilbao along National Road 634. When they reached the El Gallo junction in Galdácano, a bomb in a car parked on the kerb exploded. The device, containing over 20 kilograms of Goma-2 and a large quantity of shrapnel, was remotely detonated by ETA terrorists. The convoy had halted briefly at a Stop sign and was just moving off when the blast occurred. Following the initial attack, the terrorists opened fire on the injured soldiers from close range with machine-guns, but were repelled by the military police in the escort cars. The right-hand side of the minibus took the full impact of the blast and shrapnel and was completely destroyed. Three people were killed in the attack, amongst them Juan Enríquez. A further eleven people were wounded, some very seriously. They were mostly soldiers doing their military service.