• Short Summary

    A men was injured by flying glass and printing equipment damaged during Tuesday night (November 14) when a bomb exploded in the offices of a Beirut newspaper.

  • Description

    A men was injured by flying glass and printing equipment damaged during Tuesday night (November 14) when a bomb exploded in the offices of a Beirut newspaper.

    Eyewitnesses said the bomb had been planted at the back entrance of the building, which in addition to housing the Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar is also the headquarters in Lebanon for the American United Press International (UPI) news agency, and correspondents of the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek Magazine.

    The explosion followed several days of public demonstrations by workers following an incident over the weekend in Beirut when two people died during a clash between security forces and strikers outside a chocolate factory. Since then, the city has been paralysed by a series of strikes.

    This year several Lebanese newspapers have been subjected to bomb attacks. In January, explosives were hurled at the printing press of the evening paper Lissan Ul-Hal. And on July 8 a bomb damaged premises housing the newspaper Beirut.

    SYNOPSIS: The office of the influential Arab newspaper Al-Nahar in Beirut were shaken on Tuesday night by a bomb, which according to eyewitnesses, was planted at the rear door of the premises. A printing press was damaged, and a man injured by flying glass. The building also houses the Lebanese bureaus of the African United Press International agency, and correspondents of the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek Magazine.

    Several Lebanese newspapers have been subjected to bomb attacks this Year. In January explosives were hurled at the printing presses of the evening paper Lissan Ul-Hal. And on July-the-eighth a bomb damaged premises housing the newspaper Beirut.

    Tuesday's explosion highlights several days of industrial unrest in Lebanon since an incident over the weekend when two people died during a clash between security forces and strikers outside a chocolate factory in Beirut. Since then, the city has been immobilised by a series of strikes...including a stoppage by newspaper workers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ETGTO8I8J90F8B4T7Z812ZMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ETGTO8I8J90F8B4T7Z812ZMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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