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Armenian Terrorism on 5.4.1982

Category: Armenian Terrorism
Published: 05 May 2009
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On this day, in 1982, an Armenian gunman assassinated Turkish Honorary Consul Orhan Gündüz  in Somerville, Massachusetts, while he waits in his automobile in rush-hour traffic. The gunman escapes. JCAG claims responsibility.

 

On this day, in 1982, an Armenian gunman assassinates Turkish Honorary Consul Orhan Gündüz while he waits in his automobile in rush-hour traffic. The gunman escapes. Justice Commandos  against Armenian Genocide (JCAG) claims responsibility. The assassination occurs six weeks after Mr. Gunduz was wounded in a bomb attack at his gift shop, Topkapi Imports, on March 22, before which Justice Commandos against Armenian Genocide (JCAG) threatened that Mr. Gunduz either resign as a Honorary Consul or be executed. Salespersons at Topkapi Imports comment that neither the store nor Mr. Gunduz had been given police protection despite the fact that the store had been the site of the prior bombing. To help solve the murder of Orhan Gunduz, local television and newspapers utilized a composite drawing based on information provided by a witness in order to apprehend the assassin. When the witness was subsequently gunned-down, all community efforts to help apprehend the assassin came to a halt. The Somerville Police Department and FBI were never able to apprehend the assassin.

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