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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 48
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Civil Guard Agent
Date of the attack: 29/12/1982
Place of the attack: Irun
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

Juan Manuel García Mencia, a civil guard, and his colleague, were performing regular inspection work at the border in Irún railway station. They were standing ten meters apart on the platform. The station was very crowded at the time, as many travellers had just alighted from a French train. Suddenly between two and four young men (eyewitness accounts differ), some wearing military fatigues, emerged from one of the underpasses between the platforms and opened fire from the mouth of the tunnel with two submachine guns. Juan Manuel García, who was closest to the attackers, was shot three times in the head and died instantly. Manuel López was hit three times in the chest and fell between the track and the platform.