Gunmen killed the Commander of Spain's most powerful military unit in Madrid on November 4.
NOVEMBER 4: TVE:
1 GV Police guiding traffic through avenue (2 shots). 0.08
2. SV ZOOM INTO CU Blood on ground next to car with smashed windows, and general's hat and stick and gloves on car's back seat (2 shots) 0.35
3. CU PULL BACK TO SV Bullet holes on car body, front and back windows (2 shots) 0.51
4. SV PAN Crowd of onlookers 1.00
5. SV ZOOM INTO CU Blood on ground as photographers take pictures of car before it is towed away (2 shots) 1.04
NOVEMBER 3; VISNEWS: MUTE:
6. GV Armoured vehicle moving along barracks (Brunete Division Headquarters) (3 shots) 1.26
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Background: MADRID, SPAIN
Gunmen killed the Commander of Spain's most powerful military unit in Madrid on November 4. Major-General Victor Lago Roman was shot by men on motorcycle as he drove to the headquarters of the Brunete Armoured Division, military sources said. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen fled after the sub-machine gun attack which also wounded the general's driver. The attack took place in heavy morning traffic an hour after Pope John Paul, currently on a ten-day tour of Spain, had left the city for a remote shine at Guadalupe in Southern Spain. Police at the scene recovered about 15 spent bullets of a type generally used by Basque separatists belonging to ETA -- the Basque Homeland and Freedom organisation. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. General Lago Roman was appointed Commander of the Brunete Division 13 months ago. The division, with its tank regiments stationed around Madrid, is regarded as the most powerful operational unit of the Spanish armed forces.
Source: TELEVISION ESPANOLA/REUTERS