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British Ambassador Killed / Ireland #247051

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 1976
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(Studio) Terrorists explode land mine under car of new British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs. He and passenger killed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Dublin, Ireland) Ambassador and his secretary killed. Chauffeur and civil servant rushed to hospital. Blast site shown. Large manhunt launched Irish cabinet meets in emergency session. Reward offered for information leading to arrests. Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) members questioned by police. Premier Liam Cosgrave speaks to nation on radio and TV. [COSGRAVE - says government will do all it can to bring perpetrators to justice.] Film of 2 weeks ago shows Ewart-Biggs. His career described.

(Studio) IRA (Irish Republican Army) political wing condemns murder.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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