Cannon Street train bombing
|Cannon Street train bombing|
|Part of the Troubles|
|Location||City of London, United Kingdom|
|Date||4 March 1976 |
The Cannon Street train bombing was a bomb attack against commuter rail at Cannon Street station in the City of London, United Kingdom. A 10 lb bomb was detonated in an empty train at the terminus in the morning of Thursday 4 March 1976. The bomb wounded eight commuters in another passing train. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) was responsible for the blast.
At the time, the IRA was targeting trains in London. On 13 February 1976, a 20 lb bomb at Oxford Circus tube station was safely defused. Eleven days after Cannon Street, a 5 lb bomb prematurely detonated in a train at West Ham station. The next day, one man was injured in a tube train blast at Wood Green tube station.
- West Ham station attack
- King's Cross station and Euston station bombings
- Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign 1969–1997
- Parsons Green train bombing
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