• Short Summary

    In the worst day of violence in Northern Ireland this year, 12 people died from terrorist attacks on Thursday (2 October).

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    SV Vehicle clearing wreckage
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    SV PAN Damaged roof To Flag flying
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    SV Firemen amongst wreckage
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    GV & SV Troops looking for clues amongst wreckage (3 shots)
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    GV & SV Troops looking for clues amongst wreckage (3 shots)
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    GV Parts of wrecked car
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    GV Wrecked house (3 shots)
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    LV & GV Security force on picking men up operation (3 shots)
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    This film is serviced with an English commentary by BBC reporter, Martin Bell. A transcript appears overleaf.-TELERECORDING original colour on 10168/75 41ft

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the worst day of violence in Northern Ireland this year, 12 people died from terrorist attacks on Thursday (2 October).

    Many of the killings are believed to have been carried out by Loyalists in revenge for recent attacks by the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

    In one of the attack, three people, including two sisters, were shot dead at a Roman Catholic beer bottling factory.

    In another incident, four men were killed when a car in which they were travelling exploded in the village of Farren Lester, near coleraine.

    Police believe a bomb in the car had gone off prematurely. One of the dead men had a tattoo which read "Ulster Volunteer Force".

    In what appears to be a revenge attack, a Loyalist propaganda centre was blown up trapping two women, seriously wounding one of them.

    The most common targets for the day's violence were Catholic owned hotels where bombs exploded without warning.

    The militant Ulster Voluntary Force claimed responsibility for the bombings and threatened to mount more attacks.

    The Northern Ireland security forces were put on maximum alert and made a number of arrests.

    SYNOPSIS: Northern Ireland had its worst day of violence this year on thursday when twelve people died in terrorist attacks. Police blamed the militant Ulster Voluntary Force for most of the violence...but they believe that Irish Republican forces may have retaliated later. Martin Bell takes up the story from Ulster.

    "This blast trapped two women and seriously injured one of them, Mr. Mackay's sister. The shop was a loyalist propaganda centre and the owner thought the attack could have been an act of revenge for yesterday's mainly Loyalist violence (which he also condemns) and which is now confirmed to be a U.D.F. campaign that didn't go entirely to plan. Four men who died on the Coleraine to Libervalley Road last night are thought to have been blown up by their own bomb. Altogether twelve people were killed in twenty-four hours, giving Northern Ireland its worst day of violence this year. The most common targets were Catholic owned pubs, where bombs were thrown in without warning. The extremist para military U.V.F., in its statement, today, claimed that these attacks were military operations and threatened to mount more of them. the security forces response was a series of dawn raids on Loyalist areas mainly in Belfast. In this one police took half a dozen men away from a house in the Shankill. A government statement later spoke of the number of men picked up, and promised that the security forces would remain on high alert."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y9B1F3EDWXUT7E5CI0QD58PN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y9B1F3EDWXUT7E5CI0QD58PN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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