La Mon Hotel Bombing

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The La Mon House Hotel, near Belfast, was firebombed by the Provisional IRAon 17 February 1978, as part of the IRA campaign of terrorist murder to force Northern Ireland into a united Ireland against the wishes of the majority of its population. Twelve civilans were killed - some burned beyond recognition - and scores were badly wounded when the IRA detonated a massive firebomb at the hotel, attacking events hosted by the Irish Collie Club and the Northern Ireland Junior Motorcycle Club.