Birmingham pub bombings

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The Birmingham pub bombings were carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on 21 November 1974.[1] Two bombs exploded in pubs in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, killing 21 people.[1][2]

The first bomb exploded in the Mulberry Bush, killing ten people.[2]

The second bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town, killing eleven people.[2]

A third bomb was planted in the doorway of a branch of Barclays bank. It was found by a policeman and did not explode.

The Birmingham bombings were 20th century England's most deadly terrorist attack.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 IRA bomber names four men 'involved in' 1974 atrocity
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Birmingham pub bombings