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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 13, 1984
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(Studio) Scotland Yard said believing IRA (Irish Republican Army) bomb aimed at Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher in Brighton hotel may have been planted last week; British intelligence's acknowledgement of lax security allowing bomb to go undetected noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(London, England) Contd. investigation of bombing of Grand Hotel examined; films shown. Questions of security measures allowing IRA (Irish Republican Army) to plant bomb discussed. [Scotland Yard spokesperson Commander William HUCKLESBY - notes IRA's apparent sophisticated technology.] [Dr. Richard CLUTTERBUCK - considers IRA's possible intentions.] Sec. surrounding Thatcher today described.
REPORTER: Steve Hurst

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Belfast, North Ireland) Implications of IRA's Brighton bombing for possible intensification of its terrorist assaults examined; films shown. [IRA political strategist Danny MORRISON - believes myth of impregnability of British government has been destroyed and that incident will encourage further attacks.] [PEOPLE - praise bombing; regret Thatcher wasn't killed.] [MORRISON - thinks bombing has proved IRA's permanency to Britain.]
REPORTER: Henry Champ

Champ, Henry;
Chung, Connie;
Hurst, Steve

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