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Conflict Incident Report
Bomb placed in front of the Palestinian Research Institute, offices of the PLO on Caracas Street kills 12
February 5, 1983: On Caracas Street in West Beirut, a bomb equivalent to 240 kilograms of TNT exploded, killing at least 12 civilians, including three younger than 18 years old, and injuring at least 110 others; it also triggered fires in two buildings and surrounding cars. The bomb was placed in front of the Palestinian Research Institute, which temporarily housed the offices of the PLO.