Five men and a woman were killed when security forces foiled a mass jail escape by left-wing urban guerrillas in the central Argentine city of Cordoba on Tuesday (22 April).
GV Crowd walking towards jail in Cordoba
SV Tunnel in the ground (hideout)
MV Blood on ground
MV AND SV PAN Machine guns (2 shots)
SV Bullet holes on walls
CU AND GV Police car (2 shots)
MV AND SV PAN Bullet holes in wall and broken windows (2 shots)
Initials CL/1730 CL/1735
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Background: Five men and a woman were killed when security forces foiled a mass jail escape by left-wing urban guerrillas in the central Argentine city of Cordoba on Tuesday (22 April).
A 500-strong security force, including riot police flown in from Buenos Aires, threw a cordon around the San Martin prison after being alerted to a planned break-out.
They began a house-to-house search of the area. The woman was killed when she eluded a patrol and slipped into a house from which two hand grenades were thrown at the patrol.
In the gun battle which followed another three men in the house and two sharpshooters stationed nearby were killed.
The police found a partially completed 50 metre (yard) tunnel which was leading towards the prison.
The dead were identified as members of the outlawed Peoples Revolutionary Army (ERP), a Marxist guerrilla organisation.