1992 Manchester bombing

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1992 Manchester bombing
Manchester Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 1423509.jpg
Manchester Cathedral, near the site of the bombing
Location Manchester, England
Date 3 December 1992
0840 and 1005 (UTC)
Target Business,
Attack type
Car bomb, time bomb
Deaths 0
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Provisional IRA

The 1992 Manchester bombing was an attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in December 1992. Two bombs exploded, wounding 65 people and damaging many buildings in the city of Manchester.[1]


The first bomb to explode was inside a car that was parked at Parsonage Gardens in the commercial district of the city. The car bomb was behind a House of Fraser shop.(53°28′58″N 2°14′55″W / 53.48269°N 2.248658°W / 53.48269; -2.248658) The car bomb exploded at 8:40 am. The bombing in Parsonage Gardens injured six people. The second bomb exploded on Cateaton Street between a market and Manchester Cathedral (53°29′04″N 2°14′41″W / 53.48454°N 2.244714°W / 53.48454; -2.244714) at 10:05 am, and wounded 58 people. Many buildings were damaged in the bombings. The total wounded in the blasts was 65. A phone call was made after the bombings claiming more devices were in the city but the police did not find any bombs.[2][3]


The Provisional IRA claimed responsibility for the bombing the next day.[4]


  1. ^ "IRA widens bomb campaign: Manchester shoppers hurt as attacks on commerce switch away from London". The Independent. 4 December 1992. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  2. ^ "199212030030". Global Terrorism Database. National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. 
  3. ^ "1992: Bomb explosions in Manchester". BBC. BBC News Online. 
  4. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 3 | 1992: Bomb explosions in Manchester". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 
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