Shankill Bomb

Shankill Bomb

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1993

Source

BBC NI

Format

Beta, video

colour

Length

02min 31sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

A bomb exploded in Frizelles fish shop on the Shankill Road. The real target was the offices above which housed a welfare organisation for Loyalist prisoners. At the time of the report seven were killed and thirty-eight injured.

Notes

Ten people were killed when a bomb being planted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) exploded prematurely in a shop on the Shankill Road, Belfast. With the exception of one of the bombers who was also killed, the rest of those who died were Protestant civilians. The bombing represented the greatest loss of life in Northern Ireland in a single incident since the Enniskillen bombing on 8 November 1987. There was a wave of condemnations of the attack. Loyalist paramilitaries reacted immediately shooting two Catholic men one of whom died later from his wounds.' Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Shot List

General views of bombed building and rubble being cleared. Vox pops with eye-witnesses. Ambulance. Local independent Unionist Councillor Joe Cogal inyerviewed. DUP leader Rev Ian Paisley. Body carried on stretcher.

Credits

Inside Ulster.

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