1984 Heathrow Airport bombing

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1984 Heathrow Airport bombing
London Heathrow Airport, 1972 geograph-3212261-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Heathrow Terminal 2
Location Heathrow Airport, England, United Kingdom
Date 20 April 1984
7:55 pm (GMT)
Target Heathrow Airport
Attack type
Time bomb
Deaths 0
Non-fatal injuries
22
Suspected perpetrators
Unknown

On 20 April 1984, a bomb exploded in the baggage area of Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport. The bomb exploded at 7:55 pm, as 60 people were inside the baggage area. The blast injured 22, one seriously.[1] The Angry Brigade, an anarchist group, claimed responsibility for the bombing.[2][3] British officials dismissed the claim, and instead pointed their fingers at "Libyan-related Arab groups".[4]

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Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 0°27′1″W / 51.47000°N 0.45028°W / 51.47000; -0.45028