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Born in: Ecuador
Age: 37
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Welder
Date of the attack: 11/03/2004
Place of the attack: Madrid
Weapon: Others explosives
Killed by: Islamic terrorism

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Segundo Víctor Moposita’s wife was expecting a baby when her husband was killed on the train that was blown up beside Calle Tellez. The 37-year old Ecuadorian had been living in Madrid for four years. He had left his native country in search of a better future for his wife and two children, sending them all the money he made from his job as a welder. A fortnight earlier, he had begun sharing a flat in Vicálvaro with four other Ecuadorians. His wife travelled to Spain to arrange repatriation of his body.

11 March 2004 fell on a Thursday. Early that morning, a number of terrorists with links to Al-Qaeda planted thirteen bombs on four suburban trains covering routes running through Madrid. Ten of the bombs exploded between 7.37 and 7.39 am, when the trains were at Atocha, El Pozo and Santa Eugenia stations and alongside Calle Téllez. 191 people were killed in the attack and around 1,500 were wounded. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Spanish history. On 3 April 2004, agents from the Special Operations Group (GEO) were about to enter an apartment in Leganés where the perpetrators of the attacks were believed to be hiding when the terrorists detonated twenty kilograms of explosives in an act of collective suicide. The blast killed one of the officers, bringing the total number of people killed by the 11 March killers to 192.

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