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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 44
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Head of the General Inspection of Guipúzcoa of the Ertzaintza
Date of the attack: 14/07/2001
Place of the attack: Leaburu
Guilties: Ibon Etxezarreta Etxaniz, Luis María Carrasco Aseginolaza, Francisco Javier Makazaga Asurmendi, Santiago Vicente Aragón, Oskarbi Jauregi Amundarain
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

Mikel was on his way to have dinner with some friends at the Zazpi Bide gastronomic society in Leaburu. As he was parking his car, he was approached by three ETA members in a stolen car. They had lain in wait in an area behind the town hall until they received word from another member of the gang that the police officer was arriving at the gastronomic society. Another ETA member then drove to where Mikel Uribe’s SUV was parked. There a third terrorist opened fire with a submachine gun. One of the members of the unit then got out of the vehicle and fired several more shots, emptying the magazine of his pistol on the badly wounded policeman. The victim was taken to the Donostia Hospital with serious injuries, where he died shortly afterwards.