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Description

Born in: Extremadura
Age: 48
Offspring: 4
Marital status: Married
Job: Ormaechea screw factory worker
Date of the attack: 30/03/1976
Place of the attack: Placencia de las Armas
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Vicente Soria Blanco worked at the Ormaechea screw factory in Placencia de las Armas. On the morning of 30 March 1976, he was on his way to the business when two ETA members shot him eight times at very close range before getting away in a car. A workmate, Aurelio Torres, witnessed the attack and came to Vicente’s aid. All he could say was “They’ve killed me, they’ve killed me”. As they were making their escape, the terrorists threw a German-made grenade that failed to explode because the safety catch was still on. It was removed two hours later by the Civil Guard. Vicente Soria had been living in the Basque Country for twenty years. He had married there and had four children. His family speculated that the crime was due to the fact that some of Vicente’s friends were civil guards.