• Short Summary

    There were more terrorist bombings in Belfast on Friday (June 9) with attacks on a major hotel, a bar and the city hall.

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    There were more terrorist bombings in Belfast on Friday (June 9) with attacks on a major hotel, a bar and the city hall.

    Plenty of warning was given before the bombings, the first major explosions in Northern Ireland's capital in a week, and no-one was seriously injured.

    The first bomb went off at the Everton Bar in a Catholic-Protestant firings area. Police were given a half-hour warning to clear the bar, which is mainly used by Protestants.

    Another bomb went off at The Europe, Belfast's most modern hotel and a popular target with I.R.A. terrorists. The bomb, apparently placed in a womens' lavatory on the first floor, blew out windows all over the lower floors of the building and caused extensive damage to the interior and neighbouring property.

    Troops were also called to detonate a bomb left in a box near Belfast's City Hall. Afterwards, loyalists marched into the square led by a masked woman.

    SYNOPSIS: After a week's respite, terrorist bombings resumed in Belfast on Friday with three separate bomb attacks on public buildings. The first was as bar normally frequented by Protestants, and the damage to surrounding buildings was considerable, much to the anguish of local residents.

    The second bomb was placed in the Europe, Belfast's most modern hotel. It's popular target for the I.R.A. and the staff are used to speedy evacuations....only this time the bomb is no hoax.

    Then the army were called to deal with the third bomb, placed in a box near Belfast's City Hall. A large crowd watched as bomb disposal exports detonated the device.

    Afterwards loyalists marched into the square led by a masked women.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TJ7TV8505JEGP37XTK56WOOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TJ7TV8505JEGP37XTK56WOOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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