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1985 Newry mortar attack


Provisional IRA Newry RUC Barracks Mortar Attack 28 February 1985


IRA kill 9 RUC officers in mortar attack, Newry (1985)


Mortar attack around police station


Germany - Mortar Attack On Military Base


Germany - Mortar Attack On Military Base

On 28 February 1985, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) launched a heavy mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base at Corry Square in Newry, Northern Ireland. The attack killed nine RUC officers and injured almost 40 others; the highest death toll ever suffered by the RUC. Afterwards, a major building scheme was begun to give police and military bases better protection from such attacks.
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    • Background 

    • The attack 

    • Aftermath