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Born in: Asturias
Age: 28
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Civil Guard agent assigned to the Group is Fiscal Specialists
Date of the attack: 22/10/1978
Place of the attack: Getxo
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

After carrying out guard duty at the football pitch in Gobelas, as they did whenever there was an official match, a sergeant and three civil guards were walking back, in two pairs, to the barracks in Las Arenas, Guecho. They had barely walked a few metres when four terrorists who had been waiting for them behind the wall separating the Telefónica building from Calle Máximo Aguirre opened fire with machine guns and hunting shotguns loaded with shot. The two civil guards on the right-hand side of the street, Luciano Mata and Luis Carlos Gancedo, took the full force of the attack. Mata was killed instantly and Gancedo died shortly afterwards. Almost immediately, the other two civil guards were machine-gunned down. Andrés Silverio died four days later.