Ireland · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Remembrance Day bombing

November 8, 1987
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
A bomb set by the Irish Republican Army explodes near a memorial of British soldiers on Remembrance Day, killing 12 and injuring 63

Of the 12 killed, most were elderly pensioners. The IRA admitted a mistake in the bombing, stating their intended target had been British soldiers parading to the site. This bombing elicited a retaliation bombing on Catholic civilians, stirring The Troubles, an Irish nationalist conflict, further.

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