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Terrorist Incident (Forkhill)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the bombing at Fork-hill on Sunday 16 December in which a soldier died, indicating (a) the method of detonation and (b) the type and origin of explosive used.

On the afternoon of Sunday 16 December, a bomb exploded in a derelict house near Tully donnell, South Armagh. Private Grundy, a member of a patrol from the Parachute Regiment operating in the area at the time, was killed and another soldier injured. The bomb consisted of home made explosive and was remotely detonated. It has not yet been possible to establish the origin of the explosive used. Police inquiries are continuing.