November 8

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1987 Eleven were killed and a further 63 injured when an IRA bomb exploded at the war memorial in the centre of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, on Remembrance Day.
  • 1960 Nine Irish soldiers from an eleven-man patrol of the 33rd Battalion serving as a peacekeeping force with the UN in the Congo were killed in an ambush at Niemba by Baluba tribesmen.
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