Communist terrorists admit to Zaragoza shooting

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21 February 2006, MADRID – A notorious communist terrorist group on Tuesday admitted to a shooting in Zaragoza in which a woman was killed and her husband injured.

21 February 2006

MADRID – A notorious communist terrorist group on Tuesday admitted to a shooting in Zaragoza in which a woman was killed and her husband injured.

The admission came in a letter sent to the TV station Antena 3, which purported to be from GRAPO, the October 1st Revolutionary Anti-fascist Group.

The police are now verifying the authenticity of the letter.

Ana Isabel Herrero, the wife of entrepreneur Francisco Colell, was shot dead on 6 February in Calle de Cervantes.

Herrero and her husband were collecting their car from the garage at number 11. According to Colell, three individuals who said they were members of GRAPO approached them with guns and attempted to take them hostage "for economic reasons".

However, the gang members became nervous when another car arrived, a struggle ensued and the gang shot Herrero and tried to kill Colell.

Herrero was taken to hospital in an ambulance but died on the way. Colell survived the attack and was able to identify two of the attackers from police files.

GRAPO emerged in 1975 in the dying days of the Franco dictatorship as the armed wing of the radical Marxist-Leninist Reconstituted Communist Party of Spain.

Over the years, the group has carried out dozens of bombings, killings and bank robberies, although following a series of crackdowns by the security forces, GRAPO has been largely inactive in recent years.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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