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Born in: La Rioja
Age: 63
Offspring: 5
Marital status: Married
Job: UPN Councilor in the Pamplona City Council
Date of the attack: 06/05/1998
Place of the attack: Pamplona
Guilties: Comando Ekaitza. Patxi Ruiz, Mikel Ayensa, Alberto Viedma.
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

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The killing of Tomás Caballero, UPN councillor on Pamplona City Council, marked the culmination of a witch-hunt that began the day ETA assassinated José Ignacio Iruretagoyena, PP councillor in Zarautz. During an extraordinary meeting of Pamplona city council in the city hall, Caballero had turned to the Herri Batasuna councillors and said: “Ask them to stop killing”. The HB councillors sued him for slander and libel. This was sufficient excuse for ETA to target Tomás Caballero, who had combined his political career with his work at the Iberdrola electrical supplier. On 6 May 1998, he had just got into his car to drive to the town hall, when two terrorists shot him in the head. He died shortly after being admitted to the Navarra Hospital.

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