• Short Summary

    TERRORISTS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION BLEW UP A POST OFFICE IN ALGIERS, ALGERIA, JUNE 9.

  • Description

    TERRORISTS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION BLEW UP A POST OFFICE IN ALGIERS, ALGERIA, JUNE 9. A HUGE PLASTIC CHARGE CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. THE OUTRAGE WAS PART OF THE"SCORCHED EARTH" OFFENSIVE BY THE EXTREMIST OAS TO CRIPPLE AN INDEPENDENT ALGERIA.

    THE SAME DAY, AN OAS SPOKESMAN SAID IN A CLANDESTINE BROADCAST THAT ALGERIANS THEMSELVES WOULD NOT BE ATTACKED. HE ADDED: "THE OAS HAS DECIDED TO ATTACK ONLY MILITARY AND ECONOMIC OBJECTIVES." SO FAR IN THIS NEW OFFENSIVE, ALGIERS UNIVERSITY, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS-INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES CULTURE CENTRE IN ALGIERS - HAVE BEEN BLASTED.

    ALSO ON JUNE 9, THE OAS CARRIED ITS "SCORCHED EARTH" CAMPAIGN INTO THE SAHARA OILFIELDS. A NATURAL AS WELL GAS WELL AT HASSI TOURAREE WAS EXPERTLY DESTROYED BY A PLASTIC CHARGE. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE OAS HAS ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY INSTALLATIONS IN THE OILFIELDS, THOUGH THE PIPELINE FROM EDJLLE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST HAS TWICE BEEN CUT DURING THE PAST THREE MONTHS BY TERRORISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9280MN7KONWASFN5KHJE53C7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9280MN7KONWASFN5KHJE53C7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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