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    At Zaragoza in Spain thousands of mourners attended a memorial service for the French Consul, M.

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    At Zaragoza in Spain thousands of mourners attended a memorial service for the French Consul, M. Roger Tur, who died on Tuesday (7 November) after three alleged supporters of the Basque separatist movement tied him up and planted a bomb in his office last week.

    The memorial service was held in the downtown church of Santa Engracia. As well as relatives and friends, the French Ambassador arrived to pay his last respects.

    After the service the coffin was taken to the airport and flown to France. Also on the Spanish military plane, M. Tur's wife and mother.

    Meanwhile, Spanish police have arrested three youths in connection with the murder. The attackers, alleged to be members of a left-wing Maoist group, claim the attack was in retaliation for the French authorities' attitude to exiled Spanish Basques who now live in Southwest France.

    SYNOPSIS: At Zaragoza in Spain, thousands of people arrived at the do???town church of Santa Ingracia on Thursday to pay last respects to M. Roger Tur, the French Consul.

    M. Tur died on Tuesday after terrorists tied him up and planted a bomb in his office.

    As well as relatives and friends, the French Ambassador and military personnel also attended the memorial service. The sixty-seven year old M. Tur died six days after being extensively burned by the bomb blast.

    The attackers tied the Consul up before setting the bomb off, and he was carried screaming from the building with his clothes ablaze.

    According to leaflets distributed at the local University, the attack was in retaliation for the French authorities attitude to exiled Spanish Basques who now live in Southwest France. The attackers are alleged to be members of a Maoist-led underground group known as the "Collective of the Hammer and Sickle."
    After the memorial service, the body of M. Tur was put aboard a Spanish military aircraft and flown to France.

    Also on board, the consul's wife and mother.

    Meanwhile, Spanish police have arrested three youths and charged them with the killing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TYADP4UDCH1077O1N4ZYLGBC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TYADP4UDCH1077O1N4ZYLGBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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