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The IRA launched homemade mortar shells at 10 Downing Street, London, the official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
It was an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister John Major and his War Cabinet, who were meeting to discuss the Gulf War.
One of the heavy mortar shells exploded in the back garden of number 10, only yards from the cabinet office.
Due to the bomb-proof windows, none of the cabinet were hurt, though four other people received minor injuries, including two police officers.
IRA Mortar Attack – 10 Downing Street, London (1991)
Downing Street mortar attack — Wikipedia
On This Day — IRA Launches Mortar shells at 10 Downing Street (February 7 1991)