• Short Summary

    THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE TODAY (MONDAY) SOUGHT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CO-ORDINATED PRE-DAWN BOMBING OF YUGOSLAV DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS INT EH TWO COUNTRIES.

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    THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE TODAY (MONDAY) SOUGHT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CO-ORDINATED PRE-DAWN BOMBING OF YUGOSLAV DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS INT EH TWO COUNTRIES. THE SECURITY DEPARTMENTS ALSO TOOK MEASURES TO PROTECT YUGOSLAV DIPLOMATS AND OTHER PROPERTY.

    THE EXPLOSIONS, WHICH ALSO AFFECTED THE YUGOSLAV CONSULATES IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCISCO, CAUSED HEAVY DAMAGE, BUT INJURED NO-ONE.

    YUGOSLAVIA'S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER "BORBA" - TODAY BLAMED THE TOLERANCE OF "FASCIST EMIGRATION" IN NORTH AMERICA AS THE PRIME CAUSE OF THE BOMBING. BUT THERE HAD BEEN NO EXPLANATION OF THE TIMING OF THE ATTACKS.

    THE EXPLOSION ALL OCCURRED WITHIN ABOUT TWO HOURS OF EACH OTHER, AND THE INCIDENTS WERE CONDEMNED BY UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK AS "OUTRAGEOUS AND SENSELESS".

    THE BIGGEST BLAST, AT THE FIVE YEAR-OLD WASHINGTON EMBASSY, CAUSED DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT THOUSANDS OF U.S. DOLLARS TO THE THREE STOREY BUILDING. POLICE SAID THAT EIGHT TO 10 STICKS OF DYNAMITE BLEW A FOUR FOOT (12 METRE) HOLE IN THE FRONT WALL AND BROKE AT LEAST 30 WINDOWS. NINE PEOPLE, INCLUDING THREE CHILDREN, WERE SLEEPING IN THE EMBASSY AT THE TIME.

    OTTAWA POLICE SAID THE EXPLOSION THERE BLASTED A HOLE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE EMBASSY, DAMAGED PLUMBING AND BROKE WINDOWS WITHIN A 100 FOOT A(30 METRE) RADIUS.

    ACCORDING TO TORONTO POLICE, SEVERAL STICKS OF DYNAMITE BLEW ONE WALL OF THE CONSULATE INWARDS AND BADLY DAMAGED THE INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.

    THE YUGOSLAVS WERE ASSURED THAT THE FULL RESOURCES OF THE U.S. AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS WOULD BE EMPLOYER TO APPREHEND THOSE RESPONSIBLE, AND INCREASED POLICE PROTECTION FOR YUGOSLAV LIVES AND PROPERTY WAS PROMISED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACIDDC41GHRHWHNK9I3IARU8O9
    Media URN:
    VLVACIDDC41GHRHWHNK9I3IARU8O9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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