• Short Summary

    A HIGHLY-PLANNED ATTACK BY VIET CONG ON SOUTH VIETNAM'S NATIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ENDED WITH A LOUD EXPLOSION HEARD ALL OVER SAIGON, THE DEMOLITION OF THE END OF THE BLOCK OF BUILDINGS AND THE DEATHS OF 4 POLICEMEN.

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    POLICE H.Q. WRECKAGE - AMBULANCE MOVING AWAY - TROOPS - CAPTURED VIET CONG CAR




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    Background: A HIGHLY-PLANNED ATTACK BY VIET CONG ON SOUTH VIETNAM'S NATIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ENDED WITH A LOUD EXPLOSION HEARD ALL OVER SAIGON, THE DEMOLITION OF THE END OF THE BLOCK OF BUILDINGS AND THE DEATHS OF 4 POLICEMEN.

    THE RAIDERS LOADED EXPLOSIVE IN TWO CARS, AND WHILE TWO PRETTY GIRLS CHATTED TO THE GUARDS, THESE WERE DRIVEN INTO THE COURTYARD OF THE POLICE H.Q. A THIRD CAR WENT PAST, INSIDE IT A GROUP OF MEN ARMED WITH MACHINE-GUNS RAKED THE BUILDING WITH FIRE, KILLING TWO GUARDS.

    INSIDE THE COURTYARD MEANWHILE, FUSES WERE BEING LAID TO THE EXPLOSIVE IN THE CARS: IT WENT OFF WITH AN ENORMOUS NOISE, SCATTERING DEBRIS OVER A LARGE AREA. SMOKE SCREEN BOMBS FIRED BY THE RAIDERS MASKED THEIR ESCAPE. ONE OF THE VIETCONG WAS SHOT BUT HIS COMRADES HELPED HIM TO A NEARBY CAR AND THEY ESCAPED.

    THE ATTACK FOLLOWED SEVERAL SHOOTING INCIDENTS BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE VIET CONG IN SAIGON. BUT IT IS THE FIRST MAJOR BOMB INCIDENT SINCE A FLOATING RESTAURANT WAS DYNAMITED TWO MONTHS AGO WITH CONSIDERABLE LOSS OF LIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVGHURF74I3J4K5THYWX8IOX
    Media URN:
    VLVACVGHURF74I3J4K5THYWX8IOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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