Birmingham, England holds memorial service on 42nd anniversary of IRA pub bombings


BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – People attended a memorial service and vigil at Birmingham Cathedral to mark 42 years since the Birmingham pub bombings in England.

On the night of Nov. 21, 1974 the IRA detonated two bombs in Birmingham. Twenty-one people were killed and 182 were injured at the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town pubs. Earlier this year Cornoner Louise Hunt announced that their will be fresh inquests into the deaths after years of campaigning by relatives and supporters.

The attacks were worst terrorist attacks in England between World War II and the London bombings in 2005.

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