War and conflict could not load feed error #5 remembering the victims of the omagh bombing, a look back to eye witness accounts of the devastation that ensued one local woman who was at market street at the time of the explosion describes the absolute carnage and compares the scenes to cattle.
The omagh bombing was a car bombing that took place on 15 august 1998 in omagh, county tyrone, northern ireland it was carried out by a group calling themselves the real irish republican army, a provisional irish republican army (ira) splinter group who opposed the ira's ceasefire and the good friday agreement. During that time, northern ireland was locked in the middle of a decades-long ethno-nationalist conflict named “the troubles,” in which the protestant unionists who wanted to remain within the united mcardle, who was a teenager then, was in dublin for the day when she heard the news about the omagh bombing.
This article lists the major violent and political incidents during the troubles, peace process, and a dissident campaign in northern ireland, from the late 1960s until the present day the troubles was a period of conflict in northern ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the british security forces, and civil.
The disturbances in the markets area, close to the city centre, saw officers targeted with petrol bombs, bricks and bottles while a number of cars were totally destroyed. Bbc history page on the omagh bomb on 15 august 1998, the biggest single atrocity of the troubles in northern ireland information about: omagh bomb after 30 years of the conflict known as 'the troubles' in northern ireland, it seemed by the summer of 1998 that killings and violence had at last given way to hope.
The aftermath of a loyalist bomb in dublin 1974 the ira began to back away from large scale armed encounters with british forces after their 'no go' zones of belfast and derry were taken by the british army in a large operation known as operation motorman in july 1972 the british military later. The omagh bombing, carried out by members of the real irish republican army (real ira, or new ira), was the deadliest and most-damaging attack to have occurred during the three-decades-long civil conflict known as the troubles in northern ireland the attack came just months after the citizens of northern ireland.