A remote-controlled bomb exploded near an elementary school in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing a British soldier but missing about 250 children who were staying indoors at lunch time because of cold weather. The outlawed Irish Republican Army took responsibility. The bomb, concealed in a workman's hut, exploded as a security patrol passed by, killing the soldier and slightly injuring two civilians. The unidentified victim was in his early 20s. The overwhelmingly Roman Catholic IRA is fighting to oust the British from the province, which has a Protestant majority.