Victims of GAL
At least 27 dead and 26 injured.
In Spain (and France,) targeting the Basque ETA terrorist group, with tit-for-tat terrorist acts by GAL, car bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, torture between 1983 and 1987. The French President was so furious that several ordinary French people walking along a French street had been killed that he had an extremely heated face-to-face confrontation with the Spanish President. It has never been publicly revealed whether GAL’s top man, known only as ‘el Hombre X’ (‘the X-Man’) was of commoner descent or a royal.
Several members of President Felipe Gonzalez’s government in Spain went on trial as active GAL members. The Spanish Interior Minister, Jose Barrionuevo, and his deputy, Rafael Vera, each received 10 year prison sentences for their parts and several other highly positioned officials, too, served prison terms.