1996 Docklands bombing

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The London Docklands bombing (also known as the South Quay bombing or erroneously referred to as the Canary Wharf bombing) occurred on 9 February 1996, when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a powerful truck bomb in South Quay (which is outside Canary Wharf).wikipedia
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1996 Manchester bombing

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A few months later, the IRA detonated another, more powerful truck bomb in Manchester.
In February 1996, the IRA had ended its seventeen-month ceasefire with a large truck bomb attack on London's Canary Wharf financial district, though the 3,300-pound bomb of Manchester was three times the size of the Canary Wharf bomb.

Northern Ireland peace process

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The IRA agreed to the ceasefire in August 1994 on the understanding that Sinn Féin would be allowed to take part in peace negotiations, but resumed its campaign with the Docklands bombing when the British government demanded a full IRA disarmament as a precondition for talks.

South Armagh Sniper (1990–1997)

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He had been a member of an IRA sniper team in South Armagh.
When the IRA ended the ceasefire with the bombing of the London Docklands in February 1996, some republicans had already abandoned the organisation, while others had turned to criminal activities.

South Quay DLR station

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The truck was parked about 80 yd from South Quay station on the Docklands Light Railway, under the point where the tracks cross Marsh Wall.
In 1996, near the station, the Docklands bombing killed 2 people and injured over 30.

John Bruton

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On 28 February, John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and John Bruton, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, announced that all-party talks would be resumed in June.
The relationship became frayed following the ending of the ceasefire in 1996, resulting in a bomb explosion in London.

Aldwych bus bombing

Aldwych Bus Bombdetonated prematurelyOn 18 February 1996
The bus bombing came just nine days after the Docklands bombing in east London, which marked a violent end of the IRA's ceasefire and the resumption of its armed campaign in England.

One Canada Square

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It included the Canary Wharf Tower, then the tallest building in Europe.
This explosion is commonly, but erroneously, referred to as the "Canary Wharf bomb".

Isle of Dogs

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On 9 February 1996, the IRA detonated a truck bomb near South Quay DLR station on the Isle of Dogs that killed two people and injured more than a hundred others.

Provisional Irish Republican Army

Provisional IRAIRAPIRA
The London Docklands bombing (also known as the South Quay bombing or erroneously referred to as the Canary Wharf bombing) occurred on 9 February 1996, when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a powerful truck bomb in South Quay (which is outside Canary Wharf).
The renewed bombings caused severe economic damage, with the Manchester bombing and the Docklands bombing causing approximately £800 million in combined damage.

1993 Bishopsgate bombing

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In April 1993 the IRA detonated another powerful truck bomb in the City of London.
The ceasefire ended on 9 February 1996 when two people were killed in the IRA's bombing of London Docklands, which targeted London's secondary financial district, Canary Wharf.

Timeline of the Northern Ireland Troubles and peace process

Timeline of the Northern Ireland TroublesChronology of the Northern Ireland Troublesthe violence and civil disturbance in Northern Ireland on and since 5th October 1968

The Troubles

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On 9 February 1996, less than two years after the declaration of the ceasefire, the IRA revoked it with the Docklands bombing in the Canary Wharf area of London, killing two people, injuring 39 others, and causing £85 million in damage to the city's financial centre.

Sinn Féin

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The IRA agreed to the ceasefire in August 1994 on the understanding that Sinn Féin would be allowed to take part in peace negotiations, but resumed its campaign with the Docklands bombing when the British government demanded a full IRA disarmament as a precondition for talks.

Decommissioning in Northern Ireland

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The IRA agreed to the ceasefire in August 1994 on the understanding that Sinn Féin would be allowed to take part in peace negotiations, but resumed its campaign with the Docklands bombing when the British government demanded a full IRA disarmament as a precondition for talks.

Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign

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Since the beginning of its campaign in the early 1970s, the IRA had carried out many bomb attacks in England.

Downing Street mortar attack

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In February 1991 it launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street, official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, as John Major, then Prime Minister, was holding a Cabinet meeting.

10 Downing Street

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In February 1991 it launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street, official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, as John Major, then Prime Minister, was holding a Cabinet meeting.

John Major

Sir John MajorMajorPrime Minister
In February 1991 it launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street, official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, as John Major, then Prime Minister, was holding a Cabinet meeting.

Cabinet (government)

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In February 1991 it launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street, official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, as John Major, then Prime Minister, was holding a Cabinet meeting.

Baltic Exchange bombing

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In April 1992, the IRA detonated a powerful truck bomb in the Baltic Exchange bombing in the City of London, its main financial district.

City of London

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In April 1992, the IRA detonated a powerful truck bomb in the Baltic Exchange bombing in the City of London, its main financial district.

Downing Street Declaration

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In December 1993 the British and Irish governments issued the Downing Street Declaration.

Unionism in Ireland

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By 1996, John Major's government had lost its majority in the British parliament and was depending on Ulster unionist votes to stay in power.

Irish nationalism

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Irish nationalists accused it of pro-unionist bias as a result.