NORTHERN IRELAND: Deadly Stalemate

Five minutes after visiting hours ended at Belfast's Crumlin Road jail, where more than 100 suspected Irish Republican Army terrorists and other activists were being held without trial, a bomb blasted the prison's 15 ft. teak-and-iron gates off their hinges. Two guards and two prisoners were injured. Three days later, fire alarms sounded at the headquarters of the Electricity Board of Northern Ireland, and the office staff trooped down the back stairway—just in time to catch the full force of a gelignite bomb hidden in a ground-floor locker. One man was killed, and 35 other employees, mostly women, were slashed...

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