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Born in: Galicia
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Married
Job: Taxi driver
Date of the attack: 30/12/1978
Place of the attack: Igorre
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

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Taxi driver Lisardo Sampil Belmonte, known locally as El Gallego (“the Galician”), was shot dead while he was seated in his tax waiting for a customer to arrive, beside the entrance to the Eguzki Bar in the Elejalde district of Yurre/Igorre (Bizkaia). An ETA gunman fired five shots at him, two in the head and three in the side. The victim’s son, Javier, was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the attack. Some days later, ETA claimed responsibility for the attack and accused the victim of being a police “collaborator and confidant”. Lisardo Sampil was 49 years old. He was married and had a 17-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter.

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