Struggle that has claimed 815 lives

8 Eta (Basque Homeland and Freedom), founded in 1960 by university students, has been responsible for 815 deaths since 1968, including those of more than 20 senior national or local political figures.

8 1961: first Eta action - attempt to derail a train which was taking Francoist veterans to a rally in San Sebastian. Police arrested and tortured more than 100 Eta suspects.

8 20 Dec 1973: assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco, prime minister and Franco's designated successor, preceding collapse of dictatorship.

8 October 1979: Jose Maria Uriarte Alvain, mayor of Bilbao, killed.

8 1980: Eta's bloodiest year - 118 people killed.

8 30 September 1980: Jose Ignacio Ustar, of the conservative UCD executive committee, killed in Vitoria.

8 23 February 1984: Socialist senator, Enrique Casas Vila, shot dead in San Sebastian.

8 12 June 1985: army colonel and his chauffeur killed in Madrid on day Spain signs EC membership deal.

8 25 April 1986: five Civil Guardsmen, guarding embassies in Madrid, killed by car-bomb.

8 14 July 1986: 12 Civil Guardsmen killed and 56 people injured in truck explosion in Madrid.

8 19 June 1987: bombing of supermarket in Barcelona kills 21 and wounds 35.

8 6 February 1992: car-bomb in Santander kills three.

8 15 January 1992: Manuel Broseta Pons, former UCD senator and minister, killed in Valencia.

8 21 June 1993: six soldiers and a civilian killed in car-bomb attack in Madrid.

8 29 July 1994: three people, including a general, killed in the centre of the capital.

8 23 January 1995: Gregorio Ordonez, provincial leader of Popular Party in Basque Country, shot dead in San Sebastian.

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