The Irish Republican Army turned to a new tactic in Northern Ireland last week: indiscriminate terror directed against the civilian population. The result was appalling panic in the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland's largest city. Forty persons were injured in a series of explosions that severely damaged the headquarters of the ruling Unionist party as well as a random selection of other targets: a clothing factory, an office building, a bacon plant. Along the border, a customs post was destroyed and a national guardsman was killed by gunfire from a speeding car....

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