The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 8, 1996 · Page 6
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AB TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1996 INTERNATIONAL THE SALINA JOURNAL NORTHERN IRELAND Bombs rock army headquarters Attacks on British installation raise fears that peace might end By SHAWN POGATCHNIK The Associated Press LISBURN, Northern Ireland — Bombers struck Monday at the center of Northern Ireland's security, detonating two car bombs inside the British army's heavily defended headquarters. The attacks raised fears the province could again become a battleground between the IRA and pro-British paramilitaries. Thirty-one people were wounded. There was no claim of responsibility. Whether the attack was carried out by the Irish Republican Army or by another anti- British group might determine whether the province's pro- British paramilitaries call off their own cease-fire — and send Northern Ireland back into retaliatory violence. The first bomb went off without warning in a parking lot inside Thiepval Barracks, the main camp for the 18,000 army troops in the British-ruled province. A second detonated 20 minutes later near the base's hospital, apparently to ambush passing soldiers, medical staff and people wounded by the first bomb. As flames and black smoke billowed from the blast site, soldiers and paramedics hauled off the wounded on foam mattresses. Some of the people injured in the second blast included medical staff attending to the victims of the first. The army said 21 of the injured were soldiers and 10 were civilians — including the three most seriously hurt. One man was critically wounded and four re- The Associated Press A crater made by a bomb is seen Monday in front of shattered cars at the British Army's Northern Ireland headquarters in Lisburn, where two explosions occurred. ceived serious head, chest and leg wounds. Army forensic scientists estimated that the two bombs contained a total of 500 to 1,000 pounds of homemade explosive. Each left a deep crater in the pavement. The attack inside what, until now, had been Northern Ireland's most untouchable army installation deals an embarrassing blow to the British forces. Thiepval lies in Lisburn, a predominantly Protestant suburb southwest of Belfast, and is home to the army's senior commanders, key officers' families and its elite bomb squad. Thiepval has a single entrance guarded by armed soldiers and security cameras, with every car requiring clearance — though most are not individually searched. Among the army facilities damaged were offices, the base's travel agency, the nursery and the chapel. The blasts smashed windows in surrounding civilian homes and at a hospital that is home to 40 senior citizens and multiple-sclerosis patients. The Dublin office of Irish Prime Minister John Bruton said that "the barbaric bomb attacks" were "deliberately calculated to provoke further violence and bloodshed and (are) aimed at undermining the multiparty talks in Belfast." In Washington, White House spokesman Mike McCurry called it "an outrageous act of violence." The talks between parties in the conflict started in June with the IRA-allied Sinn Fein party excluded because the IRA has not held to its cease-fire. The talks have made little progress. The IRA resumed its bombing campaign against British rule of Northern Ireland in February, citing the refusal of the British government to let Sinn Fein into the peace talks without conditions. T ISRAEL Israeli leader holds firm over Hebron Netanyahu says better security needed for city before troops withdraw By JACK KATZENELL Tlie Associated Press JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to budge Monday from his demand for improved security for Jewish settlers in Hebron before Israel will honor its agreement to withdraw forces from the city. In a tough policy speech opening the winter session of parliament, Netanyahu accused the Palestinians of undermining the peace process by trying to pressure Israel with violence. That was a reference to the gun battles between Israeli and Palestinian forces that killed 78 people last month. "If every crisis and every frustration is justification for violence, then the process is doomed," Netanyahu said. "If they are really committed to the peace option, they must completely forswear the options of incitement and violence and war." Shimon Peres, a key architect of the peace accord with the Palestinians, accused Netanyahu of playing for time and of being insincere about his commitment to peace. "Either we have real peace — and real peace has a price — or we have empty declarations, an imaginary peace — and this has a heavier price," said Peres, who was the prime minister in the previous Labor Party government and lost his re-election bid to Ne- tanyahu. As parliament debated Ne- tanyahu's policies on Monday, Is- "If every crisis and every frustration is justification for violence, then the process is doomed." Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli prime minister raeli and Palestinian negotiators met at the Erez checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip for a second day of talks focused on Hebron, the last West Bank city under occupation. The city, where about 450 Jewish settlers live among 94,000 Palestinians, has become a focus of Palestinian frustration because of the Netanyahu government's failure to withdraw Israeli troops as specified in agreements signed in 1993 with Israel's previous government. "We will not accept changing the agreement," the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erakat, insisted after Monday's talks. "We are not asking Israel for handouts. What we want is the implementation of the agreement on the ground." In his speech to parliament, Ne- tanyahu repeated his earlier insis^ tence that Israel would not remove its troops without security guarantees for the settlers. "We intend to implement the redeployment in Hebron. We are committed to the agreements signed by the previous government," Netanyahu said. T POPE JOHN PAUL II Pope has tests on eve of surgery By The Associated Press ROME -r- Pope John Paul II had a battery of hospital tests Monday — including heart checks and a CT scan — on the eve of a scheduled appendectomy. The removal of his appendix, scheduled for this morning, is aimed at resolving what the Vatican says are re- T NOBEL PRIZE JOHN PAUL curring bouts of intestinal inflammation and fever that have forced the 76-year-old pontiff to cancel several engagements this year. John Paul, who had a bowel tumor removed in 1992, was admitted to Gemelli Polyclinic on Sunday night. On the eve of his latest surgery, John Paul's doctors pronounced both his spirits and his heart in good form. After checking in on him early Monday morning, Dr. Francesco Crucitti, the pope's surgeon, said the pontiff was in "excellent" spir- its and "not at all" anxious about the operation. An electrocardiogram and an eco-doppler, which helps determine any narrowing of arteries, showed no problems, said cardiologist Attilio Maseri. The pope's blood pressure was fine too, Maseri said. John Paul also had a CT scan of his abdomen to cover all bases. The hospital, with a view of St. Peter's Basilica, features a 10th floor papal suite where the pope stayed for previous hospitalizations. Tuesdays 4pm to Close TACO BAR Taco Bar all you can eat with the purchase < of a Large Drink Available At Your Local Salina Wendy's 750 S. 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The work "fundamentally changed our understanding of the development and normal function of the immune system," said the citation from Sweden's Karolins- ka Institute, whose Nobel Assembly decides the prize winners. Doherty, 55, works at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Zinkernagel, 52, heads ZINKERNAGEL DOHERTY the Institute of Experimental Immunology in Zurich, Switzerland. They discovered how the immune system recognize cells that must be eliminated because they 'have been infected by a virus. In mice, they showed these cells were doomed because they displayed a combination of two things: a tiny piece of virus protein plus a chemical label that identified the cells as belonging to the mouse. Immune cells called T cells are responsible for identifying these infected cells. It has taken years to understand the biochemical details behind the process Doherty and Zinkernagel uncovered. 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