August 2, 1988 |
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.
February 19, 1991 |
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.
September 21, 2000 |
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.
June 20, 1996 |
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.
June 10, 1987 |
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.
December 22, 2001 |
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.