• Short Summary

    Security forces in Montevideo have captured the leader of Uruguay's guerrilla band, the Tupamaros, after a gunbattle.

  • Description

    Security forces in Montevideo have captured the leader of Uruguay's guerrilla band, the Tupamaros, after a gunbattle.

    The leader, Raul Sendic, aged 47, was shot in the face as he tried to escape from a building in which he had been Hiding. He was rushed to hospital and reported to be in a serious condition.

    Sendic, a former law student, founded the Tupamaros which, in the past six years, have been held responsible for a wave of political assassinations, kidnapping and robberies.

    One of their victims was the British Ambassador to Uruguay, Mr. Geoffrey Jackson, who was held for eight months before being released in September last year.

    Sendic was caught when police raided the house in which he had been hiding. He was hit in the jaw when police returned his gunfire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BP5U38M8KJ2WH4A2LBCPAHR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BP5U38M8KJ2WH4A2LBCPAHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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