1990 Eltham bombing
|1990 Eltham bombing|
|Part of the Troubles|
Eltham Palace in 2012, after the Corps left
|Location||Eltham, London, England|
|Date||14 May 1990 |
|Perpetrator||Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)|
On 14 May 1990, a bomb attack on an army education office in Eltham, southeast London injured seven people. The Provisional IRA (PIRA) claimed responsibility in a statement from Belfast, its first in a mainland bombing campaign targeting 'soft' military targets. The injured were three women and three men, all of them civilians. The bomb was plastic, up to 10 lb and hidden in a flowerbed at Eltham Palace - headquarters of the Royal Army Educational Corps (RAEC) - which could have easily killed many. Casualties were kept low by thin nylon film on the windows, which protected it from the flying glass. The attack caused extensive damage to the building and parked cars. The Corps left the centre in Eltham in 1992. Two days later, an IRA bomb in a military facility at Wembley killed a soldier.
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