Violence continued this week in Northern Ireland. In this film, the aftermath of two terrorist?
Violence continued this week in Northern Ireland. In this film, the aftermath of two terrorist bombing raids in which two soldiers died and seven policemen were injured, one seriously, and a funeral cortege which was hit by fighting. The events took place in Londonderry, Larne and Belfast, and mark a recent increase in bombing raids against police and army personnel. The film has reporters' voice-on-film commentaries over natural sound for use if desired. A transcript of this sound appears below, and an alternative written commentary is overpage.
SYNOPSIS: Violence continued this week in Northern Ireland. Among the major incidents--the terrorist bombing of an army post in Londonderry in which two soldiers died. They were on guard at the time in the observation post, which is beside the Catholic Bogside district. The bomb was thrown into the post from an adjoining playground. Three men were seen to run away immediately afterwards, and the extremist Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility for the incident. It brought the total of British troops killed in Northern Ireland this year to thirty.
Earlier, a senior Government Secretary responsible for security, Commander Albert Anderson, inspected the wreckage of a police station in Larne, County Antrim, in which seven policemen were injured--one of them seriously.
In Belfast, further violence--this time, at the funeral of an I.R.A. youth.
The youth had been killed by security forces during the weekend as he tried to bomb a city club. Troops moved in on the funeral procession as shots rang out from the I.R.A. guard of honour, but eventually retired. The funeral continued quietly.