• Short Summary

    SOUTH ARABIA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION STAGED A MORTAR ATTACK ON A BRITISH ARMY BARRACKS AT STEAMER POINT LAST THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 28TH).

  • Description

    SOUTH ARABIA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION STAGED A MORTAR ATTACK ON A BRITISH ARMY BARRACKS AT STEAMER POINT LAST THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 28TH). IT WAS THE FIRST SERIOUS ANTI-BRITISH ATTACK IN ADEN AFTER A MONTH OF RELATIVE CALM.

    FIVE ARABS WERE INJURED WHEN THREE MORTAR BOMBS AIMED AT THE BARRACKS EXPLODED OUTSIDE THE NEARBY CRESCENT HOTEL. ONE SHELL PUNCHED FIVE HOLES IN A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT'S CAR PARKED OPPOSITE THE HOTEL. DEMOLITION EXPERTS TOOK CARE OF ONE UNEXPLODED BOMB WHILE TROOPS SEALED OFF STEAMER POINT'S BACK STREETS TO CARRY OUT A SEARCH OF VEHICLES.

    AN NLF STATEMENT, MADE AFTER THE ATTACK, SAID THAT THE CEASEFIRE IN FORCE BETWEEN IT AND THE RIVAL NATIONALIST GROUP, FLOSY, DID NOT EXTEND TO BRITISH TROOPS OR INSTALLATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADP1XJZG8IW2QL02BBHFBY1IBC
    Media URN:
    VLVADP1XJZG8IW2QL02BBHFBY1IBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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