Time Bomb Planted by IRA Kills Six and Injures 146 in Crowded Street

Time Bomb Planted by IRA Kills Six and Injures 146 in Crowded Street

Loyalist Banner in Belfast, 1970
Source: Fribbler

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In Belfast, Northern Ireland, a 100-pound time-bomb planted by the IRA explodes in a crowded street, killing six and injuring 146. Police report that some of the victims were lured to the site of the bomb by terrorists by calling in a false report of a bomb nearby, thus causing people to move to where the bomb was actually planted.

According to police:

"This was a deliberate attempt to kill innocent people. The people who planted it must have known that people were being evacuated into its path."


Bloody Sunday, Derry, Northern Ireland 1972

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