Hyde Park Bomb: Man Charged Over 1982 Attack

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John Downey, 61, has been arrested and charged with detonating a nail bomb in Hyde Park on July 20, 1982, that killed four soldiers.The bomb was the first of two explosions that killed a total of eleven soldiers and seven army horses.

 
John Downey, 61, has been arrested and charged with detonating a nail bomb in Hyde Park on July 20, 1982, that killed four soldiers.The bomb was the first of two explosions that killed a total of eleven soldiers and seven army horses.
 
The four soldiers in Hyde Park served with the Blues and Royals regiment. A second bomb, detonated two hours later, killed seven military bandsmen. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) claimed responsibility for both attacks.
 
 
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