• Short Summary

    The Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.) on Saturday (24 June) claimed credit?

  • Description

    The Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.) on Saturday (24 June) claimed credit for an explosion which wrecked an army patrol car and killed three British soldiers.

    The explosion occurred less than three days before the ceasefire declared by the Provisionals comes into force throughout Northern Ireland.

    The soldiers died when two land mines exploded under their vehicle as it was being driven along a road near Dungiven in County Londonderry. The mines were apparently detonated by remote control and were planted in drains on either side of the road. Army experts estimate that each bomb consisted of 60 pounds (27 kgs) of gelignite.

    Meanwhile the atmosphere in Belfast--the provincial capital--was reported to be more relaxed on Saturday, following the announcement during the week of a cease-fire beginning at midnight on Monday (26 June). As in most British towns, Saturday is a day for shopping--and reporters in Belfast say that many more people were out in the streets during the day than in previous weekends.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JSQHN1BXOTCOW6MJXHT77LKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JSQHN1BXOTCOW6MJXHT77LKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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