• Short Summary

    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).

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA72HY3XYA7PYP2TTTW25OR1U6D
    Media URN:
    VLVA72HY3XYA7PYP2TTTW25OR1U6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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