Spain: The Men of Euskadi

Even before the victim of Canada's first political kidnaping was set free in Montreal last week, the new brand of terror had spread to Europe. In San Sebastian, a prospering seaport in northern Spain's Basque country, a gang of youthful urban guerrillas was waiting when Eugen Beihl, a West German businessman who doubles as Bonn's consul in the city, returned home from work. Beihl, 59, never made it into his house. Two days later, his Mercedes was found abandoned on a cart track leading into the Pyrenees and the French border.

Subsequent events followed a now familiar script. In Bilbao,...

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