The Civil Guard Land Rover that provided protection at the Inchaurrondo barracks, was driving past Polloe cemetery with four officers on board, when it was machine-gunned by two terrorists from a wall next to the road. The officers radioed in for help using the Land Rover’s radiotelephone. The call was heard by staff at the Reserve Centre of the Command Headquarters with the noise of gunshots in the background.
Miguel Ángel Íñigo Blanco died six days later in the Nuestra Señora de Aránzazu hospital in San Sebastián as a result of the wounds sustained in the attack and the two bullet wounds. His colleague Juan Marcos González also died after being hit in the thorax and legs. Two other officers, Juan Jiménez Bermúdez and José Amado Juan managed to jump out of the vehicle and repel the attack.