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Mystery figure from TV and film aided Eta's murder of Franco's political heir

A mystery figure said to be from the world of Spanish film and television has emerged as a central player in the most important assassination of recent Spanish history, the 1973 killing of General Franco’s prime minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco. Police files on the bomb attack, which was carried out by members of armed Basque separatist group Eta in a central Madrid street, say that “the man in the raincoat” handed Eta details of the routine followed by the admiral every Sunday morning, according to El Mundo newspaper. Two senior members of Eta, José Miguel Barañán and Ignacio Pérez, were given the details in an envelope by a man they met in the bar of the Hotel Mindanao in Madrid. The mystery man, police reports said, was around 30 years old. He was dressed elegantly and was believed to be involved in the world of films and television. Full Story

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