A second bomb has exploded within a week in the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury. There were?
A second bomb has exploded within a week in the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury. There were no reported casualties. Police said that, in the wreckage they had found pieces of a Yugoslav-made rifle grenade which had apparently been placed with the bomb to increase the power of the explosion.
SYNOPSIS: The blast occurred in the city centre, only 300 yards (metres) from Prime Minister Ian Smith's office.
The explosion, which damaged cars and shattered dozens of windows, rocked the down-town area mid-afternoon on Saturday (13 August). The bomb was placed in a black people's lavatory and washroom at the rear of a 13-storey office complex. The building is next to a big shopping and parking area called "Parkade" and lies between Salisbury's two main streets.
The lavatory building was destroyed. According to police, the bombers had probably chosen the site because it was secluded and they were unlikely to have been noticed.