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Sweden / Palme Assassination #548707

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Terrorist organization linked to West Germany's Baader-Meinhof group said claiming responsibility for yesterday's assassination of Swedish Prime Min. Olof Palme.

(Stockholm, Sweden: Stephen Frazier) Contd. investigation into Palme's murder and apparent circumstances of killing examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - note cntry.'s inexperience with such violence.] Palme's career reviewed. [King CARL Gustav XVI - feels murder was work of lunatic rather than political] Deputy prime minister Ingvar Carlsson said named interim leader; crackdown now on sec. around Swedish leaders described.

(Studio: Connie Chung) International reaction to and admiration of Palme described; remarks of President Reagan, Kremlin and India's Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi quoted.

Chung, Connie;
Frazier, Stephen

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