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Harrods bombing, 17 December 1983

The IRA set off a car bomb outside department store Harrods in London, killing six people and injuring 90. A police car that approached the vehicle before it exploded took the brunt of the blast, preventing further casualties. (Pic: Rex)

In pictures: Britain's worst terror attacks

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

The terrorist attack in Manchester that targeted children at a pop concert is just the latest in a list of atrocities to strike Britain over the years.

Police have said that 22 people have so far been killed as a result of a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the Manchester Arena, shortly after singer Ariana Grande walked off stage.

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Already it is being labelled as one of the worst acts of terrorism that Britain has suffered.

The UK has suffered bombings and killings by terrorists for decades – here are just some of the worst that have taken place…

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