BBC News website corrects ‘first British suicide bomber’ claim

As was noted here a few days ago, an article appearing on one of the BBC News website’s UK regional pages on June 14th inaccurately informed readers that the first suicide bombing carried out by a British citizen abroad took place in 2014. In fact, the first incident of that kind took place eleven years earlier in Tel Aviv.

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Following communication from BBC Watch, the wording of that insert to the article has been changed and now reads as follows:

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There is, however, no notification informing audiences of the change made.

3 comments on “BBC News website corrects ‘first British suicide bomber’ claim

  1. Congratulations on BBC Watch’s partial ‘victory’ – though suppose to be expected from the BBC that a list of ‘Britains taking terror overseas’ STILL doesn’t show that British citizen who perpetrated the 2003 Tel Aviv terror attack mentioned in your previous post.

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