Chronology of attacks in Britain

Explosions on London's transport system killed a number of people and caused chaos in the British capital at rush hour on Thursday morning.

    Many recent attacks were linked to the Northern Ireland conflict

    Here are some of the worst attacks on mainland Britain in the last 30 years. Most were related to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

    February 1974 - Bus carrying soldiers and families in northern England is bombed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Twelve people killed, 14 hurt.

    October-November 1974 - Wave of IRA bombs in British pubs kills 28 people and wounds more than 200. Several people are convicted but cleared almost two decades later.

    July 1982 - Two IRA bomb attacks on soldiers in London's royal parks kill 11 people and wound 50.

    December 1983 - IRA bomb at London's Harrods department store kills six.

    October 1984 - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's cabinet narrowly escapes IRA bomb that kills five people at hotel in English resort of Brighton during the Conservative Party's annual conference.

    September 1989 - Bomb at Royal Marines Music School in Deal, southeast England, kills 11 and wounds 22.

    February 1991 - The IRA fires a mortar at Prime Minister John Major's London office. No one is injured.

    April 1992 - Huge car bomb outside Baltic Exchange in London's financial district kills three people and injures 91.

    March 1993 - Bombs in two litter bins in Warrington, northern England, kill two boys, aged three and 12.

    April 1993 - IRA truck bomb hits Bishopsgate area of London's financial district, killing one and injuring 44.

    February 1996 - Two people die when IRA members detonate large bomb in London's Docklands area.

    March 2001 - A powerful car bomb explodes outside the BBC's London headquarters. Police say the Real IRA, a republican splinter group opposed to the IRA's ceasefire, was behind the blast. One man was injured.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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