• Short Summary

    FOUR POWERFUL ROCKETS STREAKED ACROSS A BEIRUT STREET YESTERDAY (15 OCTOBER)C AND EXPLODED IN THE OFFICE OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION (PLO), INJURING 10 PEOPLE AND NARROWLY MISSING THE ORGANISATION'S DIRECTOR.

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    FOUR POWERFUL ROCKETS STREAKED ACROSS A BEIRUT STREET YESTERDAY (15 OCTOBER)C AND EXPLODED IN THE OFFICE OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION (PLO), INJURING 10 PEOPLE AND NARROWLY MISSING THE ORGANISATION'S DIRECTOR. LATER, LEBANESE AUTHORITIES ASKED INTERPOL TO ARREST THE TENANT OF THE FLAT FROM WHICH THE ROCKETS WERE FIRED.

    A WOMAN AND A BOY WERE AMONG THOSE INJURED IN THE EXPLOSIONS. MOST OF THE CASUALTIES WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY HURT, ONLY ONE, A LIEUTENANT IN THE PLO'S LIBERATION ARMY, WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. THE PLO'S DIRECTOR, MR. SHAFIK AL-HOUT, SUFFERED A CUT HAND.

    MR. SHAFIK DESCRIBED THE ATTACK TO REPORTERS IN HIS GLASS-LITTERED OFFICE AS INSPIRED BY ISRAELI MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. HE SAID HE REGARDED THE ATTACK AS PROOF OF THE SUCCESS OF COMMAND OPERATIONS INSIDE ISRAEL AND ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORIES.

    THE ATTACK ON THE PLO OFFICE TOOK PLACE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT CORNICHE AL-MAZRAA, A THICKLY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL AREA OF BEIRUT. THE ROCKETS WERE FIRED FROM A FLAT IN THE BUILDING OPPOSITE AT THE SAME LEVEL AS THE PLO OFFICE.

    THE MAN INTERPOL HAVE BEEN ASKED TO LOOK FOR IS AHMED MUSTAFA RAOUF, WHO, ACCORDING TO HIS LANDLORD, CARRIES AN AUSTRIAN PASSPORT AND SPEAKS ARABIC WITH AN IRAQI ACCENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JMPT77SMX2Z5XM1MAXMPQTJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JMPT77SMX2Z5XM1MAXMPQTJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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