March 4, 2021

Ten years of the last two ETA murders in Spain

Next Tuesday will be ten years of the attack on Mallorca with which ETA killed the civil guards Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and Diego Salvá, the last two people killed by the terrorist band in Spain.

On July 30, 2009 the explosion of a lapa bomb attached to the underside of his vehicle killed the two agents in the vicinity of the Civil Guard headquarters in Palmanova (Calviá).

That day, in addition, the artisans carried out a controlled explosion of a second device in a vehicle parked next to another Civil Guard headquarters in the same town.

Almost eight months later, in March 2010, ETA committed its last deadly attack, but in France, where he killed Gendarme Jean-Serge Nérin during a shooting.

In that last stage of ETA activity, the one between the rupture of the truce with the 2006 attack on the T-4 of the Barajas airport in Madrid and its last victim of 2010, the band murdered 12 people, nine of them in Spain and three in France.

On December 30, 2006, ETA blew up a car bomb loaded with more than 200 kilos of explosives in a parking lot in Terminal 4 of Madrid's Barajas airport, which killed two Ecuadorian citizens, Carlos Alonso Palate and Diego Armando Estacio, injuries to nineteen other people and enormous material damage.

The attack meant the de facto rupture, and without prior notice, of the permanent ceasefire of the band, although until the following June 6 the organization did not end it.

On December 1, 2007, three ETA members killed the civil guard agent Raul Centeno at the exit of a Capbreton shopping center in the French department of the Landes and left his companion Fernando Trapero in critical condition, who died on 5 December at a hospital in Bayonne (France).

The civil guards, who were doing anti-terrorist investigations and were disarmed, agreed with the terrorists in the cafeteria downtown. When the agents were about to get in their vehicle to leave the place, the ETA fired at them and then fled.

On March 7, 2008, two days before the general elections, the former socialist councilor in Arrasate-Mondragón Isaías Carrasco was shot dead in this Gipuzkoan town by an ETA gunman.

Just two months later, on May 14, the Civil Guard agent Juan Manuel Piñuel Villalón was killed and four other members of the armed institute were injured – one serious and three minor – by the explosion of a car bomb next to the barracks house of the Civil Guard in Legutiano (Álava).

On September 22, also in 2008, the Luis Conde de la Cruz Army brigade died from the explosion of a car bomb in the Cantabrian town of Santoña.

Already on December 3, 2008 he was shot dead in Azpeitia (Guipúzcoa) to businessman Ignacio Uría.

The last victims of ETA terrorism in Spain occurred in 2009; On June 19 of that year, the explosion of a lapa bomb placed in his car ended the life of the national police Eduardo Puelles in Arrigorriaga (Vizcaya) and just over a month later, the murder of Sáenz de Tejada and Salvá.

In March 2010 the French policeman Jean-Serge Nerin was killed in Villiers in Bière, a town near Paris.

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