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Why release this bomb footage now?

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posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 12:11 PM
On June 15th 1996, an IRA lorry bomb ripped through Manchester's city centre injuring around 200 people. Days before the 10th anniversary police have decided to release new pictures of the blast.

New video images of a bomb that devastated Manchester city centre have been released by police, just days before the 10th anniversary of the bombing.

On June 15, 1996 IRA terrorists drove a white lorry, packed with 3,500kg of explosives, into the heart of the city.

The IRA gave a coded warning the bomb was in place, giving police time to evacuate thousands of shoppers from the city centre.

An hour and 40 minutes later, at 11.16, the bomb went off, obliterating shops and offices.

No one died but around 200 people were injured.


Whats the point of showing this footage now, 10 years on? The only reason i can see, apart from the police just doing it to be insensitive to the casualties that day, is to show a few pics of a dramatic bomb blast on British soil in an attempt to remind people why they are doing the terror raids (and failing so miserably too).

Scare tactics maybe?



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