In Spain, hundreds of people attended the funeral of a municipal policeman who was shot dead in Madrid on Friday (12 January).
LV mourners enter police barracks in Madrid
LV mourners surround coffin containing body of officer Romero Garcia de Montejo during funeral ceremony
SCU widow and two sons of dead police-man listening to priest intoning (TWO SHOTS)
GV police guard of honour standing to attention
SCU PAN pall-bearers carry coffin from barracks
GV cortege moves through cemetery
CU PULL BACK mourners stand at graveside as coffin arrives
CU widow praying at graveside
SV coffin lowered into grave
LV grave with mourners and wreaths in fore-ground
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Background: In Spain, hundreds of people attended the funeral of a municipal policeman who was shot dead in Madrid on Friday (12 January). Officer Romero Garcia de Montejo was buried with full honours on Saturday (13 January).
SYNOPSIS: Officer Montejo died instantly when gunmen, opened fire at him with a sawn-off shotgun. He was one of three policemen attacked in separate incidents on Friday, but he other two escaped injury. Officer Montejo was married with two children.
Officer Montejo belonged to no political party or organisation and he was about o complete twenty-five years service with Madrid's Municipal Police Force. Nobody has as yet claimed responsibility for the attack, and no motive is known.
Seven people have been killed in politically - motivated murders in Spain his year. The victims include the Military Governor of Madrid, a Supreme Court Judge, and another policeman who was shot dead in Madrid last month. The Basque separatist organisation, ETA, claimed responsibility for all but one of the killings.
ETA is fighting for an independent Marxist state in the Basque region, and hopes to achieve this by provoking a popular uprising in the Basque provinces.