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June 23, 1986

Security forces in Northern Ireland found and defused a 1,000-pound bomb set to go off during a charity event expected to attract 10,000 people, authorities said. An army patrol discovered the explosives packed in fertilizer bags on a roadside at Warren Point, 35 miles south of Belfast, where a fund-raising event and golf tournament, sponsored by the Concerned to Raise Funds for the Third World, was to be held. It took experts 48 hours to defuse and dismantle the bomb. Authorities blamed the outlawed Irish Republican Army for planting the explosives.

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