Harrods bombing

Harrods Bombing

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<!-- SEE TALK PAGE BEFORE EDITING THIS ARTICLE. DO NOT REINSERT UNREFERENCED MATERIAL. ANY EDITOR IS LEGITIMATELY ENTITLED TO REMOVE SUCH MATERIAL. INSISTENCE ON REPLACING IT WITHOUT CONSENSUS IS AGAINST POLICY AND WILL BE TREATED AS VANDALISM. CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT HERE. Tyrenius -->The Harrods bombing was a car bombing that occurred at Harrods department store in London on 17 December 1983. The bomb had been planted by members of the Provisional IRA, although the IRA Army Council claimed that it had not authorised the attack. The IRA members had sent a warning 37 minutes beforehand, but the area was not evacuated. Six people were killed – three police officers and three civilians.

The same store was the target of a much smaller IRA bomb in 1993.

1983 bombing

The bomb contained between 25 and of explosives and was left in a 1972 blue Austin 1300 GT four door saloon with a black vinyl roof, registration KFP 252K. It was parked outside the side entrance of Harrods, on Hans Crescent, and set to be detonated by a timer.

At 12:44, a man using an IRA codeword phoned the central London branch of the Samaritans. At about 13:21, four police officers in a car, a dog handler, and an officer on foot approached the car when...
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