Six hurt in massive IRA blast
Sunday 23 May 1993
Several buildings were demolished and many more extensively damaged. Roofs were ripped off, windows shattered and businesses destroyed.
The device was packed into a van left outside a branch of the Northern Bank in the high street. As police became suspicious and started to evacuate the immediate area, a number of telephone warnings were made by the IRA, one placing the bomb half a mile away in another part of the town.
A police spokesman at the scene described damage as 'very extensive'. One witness said the town was 'wrecked from one end to the other'.
Two of the injured officers were on duty at the time while a third was out shopping. Three civilians, all women, one aged 74 and another 65, were hurt. One of the policemen and the 65-year-old woman suffered serious leg injuries and were transferred to Belfast for specialist treatment after first being treated at the local Craigavon Area Hospital.
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
£22000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An established, family owned de...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An exciting position has risen for a Customer ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity to join a is a...
£21000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A smart software company locate...