• Short Summary

    A VIETCONG BOMB ATTACK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) INJURED GENERAL NGUYEN VAN KIEM, HEAD OF PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU'S SPECIAL MILITARY STAFF.

  • Description

    A VIETCONG BOMB ATTACK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) INJURED GENERAL NGUYEN VAN KIEM, HEAD OF PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU'S SPECIAL MILITARY STAFF. KILLED IN THE ATTACK WHICH DESTROYED THE GENERAL'S CAR AND TWO ESCORT JEEPS, WAS HIS DRIVER.

    THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE AS THE GENERAL WAS DRIVING TO HIS OFFICE IN CENTRAL SAIGON. A MAN THREW A PLASTIC BOMB THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE GENERAL'S SALOON AND THEN RAN AWAY. THE EXPLOSION RIPPED OUT THE FLOOR OF THE CAR AND SET IT ON FIRE, AND THE SHEET OF FIRE COVERED THE TWO ARMY JEEPS DRIVING IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAR AS ESCORTS.

    ALTHOUGH GENERAL KIEM SUFFERED ONLY A BROKEN LEG AND MINOR INJURIES, HIS DRIVER WAS KILLED AND THREE MEN IN THE ESCORT JEEPS WERE ALSO INJURED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7I5W0DZV335WR5AYSR5IV8IAV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I5W0DZV335WR5AYSR5IV8IAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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