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1983 Royal Artillery Barracks bombing

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Location  London, United Kingdom
Non-fatal injuries  5
Total number of deaths  0
Target  Military
Start date  November 10, 1983
Attack type  Time bomb
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Suspected perpetrator  Scottish National Liberation Army
Perpetrator  Provisional Irish Republican Army
Similar  RFA Fort Victoria bombing, London Hilton bombing, 1992 Manchester bombing, 1994 British Army Lyn, 1971 Balmoral Furniture

On 10 December 1983 a bomb exploded at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, South East London. The explosion injured five people and caused minor damage to the building. The bomb exploded in a guard room, leaving a crater 15 feet (4.6 m) deep. A Christmas party was underway in the Sergeants' Mess, around 300 yards (270 m) away, when the bomb exploded. The Scottish National Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the bombing, stating that "more will follow", although Scotland Yard believed that the IRA were behind the attack. The IRA later admitted responsibility for the attack.


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