TERRORISM: Adding Up to an Epidemic

Acts of terrorism may be isolated, but sometimes they add up to an epidemic of violence. Last week assorted rebels were responsible for one sensational bombing and a rash of murders and kidnapings. Items:

> In London, a bomb believed to have been planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded outside the elegant town house where Caroline Kennedy, 17, had been visiting. The intended victim was her host, Tory M.P. Hugh Fraser, who has advocated stronger anti-I.R.A. measures in Northern Ireland. Fraser, a longtime friend of the Kennedy family, and the shaken daughter of the late President escaped injury, but...

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