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July 31, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent sharp escalation of the Irish Republican Army's campaign to bring violence closer to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative Party, a senior lawmaker who was considered Britain's most strident IRA opponent was killed Monday when a powerful bomb ripped through his car.
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December 27, 2001 | JOSH MEYER SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Briton who allegedly tried to ignite explosives packed in his shoes on a Paris-Miami flight has been identified by captured Al Qaeda fighters as having attended a training camp in Afghanistan, adding to the suspicions of U.S. and European investigators that he is an Islamic terrorist, authorities said Wednesday. Although Richard C.
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April 19, 1997 | William D. Montalbano
"This is the Irish Republican Army. A bomb is set to go off at the train station in 40 minutes' time. The code word is Shamrock." Or maybe it's Ballymena. Or Easter Rising. Or Michael Collins. For more than two decades, the IRA has used a movable feast of code words to authenticate its bomb warnings. The words change from time to time, but insiders say their meaning is always clear: "This is the real thing."
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December 22, 2001 | Reuters
British anti-terrorist police boarded a London-bound cargo ship off the southern coast of England on Friday in a major security alert that yielded nothing suspicious after a full day's search. The dramatic dawn operation came after intelligence that the ship, which set sail from Africa, was carrying terrorist material, Scotland Yard said. "A full security search of the vessel has been completed, and no noxious or dangerous substances have been found aboard the vessel.
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August 2, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
An explosion ripped through a British army barracks in suburban London early Monday, killing one soldier and injuring nine others. Hours later, the outlawed Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Police forensic experts said they have yet to uncover direct evidence of a bomb, but they said there was little doubt that the blast was deliberate. The explosion left only a pile of debris where parts of the two-story, red-brick Inglis Barracks once stood.
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February 19, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Central London was plunged into daylong transport chaos Monday when rail and subway services were drastically curtailed after two explosions in railroad stations killed one man and injured 43 others. Later, the Irish Republican Army in an unsubstantiated telephone message claimed responsibility for the blasts--in what was the IRA's first major attack against obviously civilian targets since the bombing of Harrods department store in 1983, which killed six people.
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September 21, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high-security headquarters of Britain's MI6 spy agency was hit by a "small missile" Wednesday night, causing damage to the building but no casualties, police said. Alan Fry, head of the police anti-terrorist branch, said that no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the secret intelligence service but that Northern Irish republican splinter groups were among the possible suspects.
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June 20, 1996 | Times Wire Services
The Irish Republican Army on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's bombing in Manchester, England, which injured more than 200 people. In a statement issued in Dublin, the Irish capital, the IRA said it "sincerely regretted" injuries to civilians. The truck bomb exploded Saturday at a shopping mall in the center of Manchester while police were clearing the area following phone warnings.
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June 10, 1987 | DON COOK, Times Staff Writer
Terrorists exploded a car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in Rome and fired rockets into the American and British embassy compounds Tuesday, apparently to protest the economic summit conference here.
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May 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded outside a London postal depot, three weeks after dissident Irish republicans struck the same site and days before Prime Minister Tony Blair was expected to call a general election. The blast injured a passerby and blew out windows at the depot, which was empty at the time. It was the third bombing in six weeks in London. All have been blamed on the Real IRA, an Irish Republican Army splinter group.
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November 11, 2001 | From Reuters
Britain will seek emergency powers Monday permitting the indefinite detention of foreigners suspected of terrorism, the nation's latest move to tighten security after the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. The controversial plan, which involves opting out of part of the European Convention on Human Rights, was immediately criticized by a leading human rights advocate.
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October 9, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blitzed during World War II and bombed repeatedly by the Irish Republican Army, London sees itself on the front line once again. With Prime Minister Tony Blair taking a prominent role in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, the capital is considered a prime target for extremists who might seek retribution, and Londoners' nerves are on edge.
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October 3, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday braced Britain for war with the Taliban government of Afghanistan, stating that diplomacy has failed and will be followed by military action. Blair told a Labor Party conference that "proportionate" and "targeted" military strikes would be carried out against Osama bin Laden, viewed by the Bush administration as the chief suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan that shelters him.
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August 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A suspected car bomb went off near a West London subway station, injuring at least six people in what police said was an attack by Irish Republican Army dissidents. Police said they believed the late-night bombing was the work of dissidents seeking to raise political tensions in Northern Ireland at a crucial juncture in peacemaking efforts. The bomb exploded on a street lined with shops, pubs and restaurants, about 100 yards from the Ealing Broadway station.
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May 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded outside a London postal depot, three weeks after dissident Irish republicans struck the same site and days before Prime Minister Tony Blair was expected to call a general election. The blast injured a passerby and blew out windows at the depot, which was empty at the time. It was the third bombing in six weeks in London. All have been blamed on the Real IRA, an Irish Republican Army splinter group.
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March 5, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain was on high alert Sunday after a powerful bomb exploded outside the British Broadcasting Corp.'s West London television headquarters in what police said was part of an ongoing campaign by dissident Irish republicans opposed to the Northern Ireland peace process. The blast followed coded telephone warnings to a hospital and a charity.
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December 22, 2001 | Reuters
British anti-terrorist police boarded a London-bound cargo ship off the southern coast of England on Friday in a major security alert that yielded nothing suspicious after a full day's search. The dramatic dawn operation came after intelligence that the ship, which set sail from Africa, was carrying terrorist material, Scotland Yard said. "A full security search of the vessel has been completed, and no noxious or dangerous substances have been found aboard the vessel.
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May 3, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no conspiracy. No links to organized neo-Nazis. Just a 22-year-old engineer with do-it-yourself bombs and some kind of private grudge. That is the portrait Scotland Yard painted Sunday of the man charged with murder and igniting explosions with intent to kill in connection with three nail bombings in London that left three people dead, more than 100 maimed, bloodied and burned, and an entire capital in fear.
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September 21, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high-security headquarters of Britain's MI6 spy agency was hit by a "small missile" Wednesday night, causing damage to the building but no casualties, police said. Alan Fry, head of the police anti-terrorist branch, said that no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the secret intelligence service but that Northern Irish republican splinter groups were among the possible suspects.
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June 4, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Big Brother is not only watching Britons, soon he may be demanding their computer passwords and perusing their e-mail from a new, $40-million cyber-surveillance center in the headquarters of the MI5 domestic spy agency. Under a bill making its way through Parliament, the government would have the right to monitor all online activities--some of them without a warrant.
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