King awards posthumous honours to two police officers

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Photo courtesy of Policia Nacional tweet.
King Felipe VI viewing the coffins of the two dead officers.

FOLLOWING the return of the bodies of the two Policia Nacional officers who were killed in the attack on the Spanish compound in Kabul, King Felipe VI was present at a public funeral service on Tuesday December 15 for the two men where he awarded them posthumous bravery medals.

The bodies of Gabino San Martín Hernández, and Jorge García Tudela, had been flown back to the Torrejón airbase in Madrid by the Spanish Air Force accompanied by the seven surviving police officers that morning, and the funeral took place later in the day.

Accompanying the King was Queen Letizia, together with both the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary. Mr Rajoy had initially denied that there were any fatalities or that there had been an attack on the Embassy compound but was put in the position of having to retract his statements as news of the events unfolded. 

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