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Omagh bomb victims remembered, a decade on

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Omagh bomb victims remembered, a decade on


Political leaders, victims’ families and members of the public have gathered to remember Northern Ireland’s deadliest attack, exactly 10 years on.

But there was controversy as the Omagh bombing was commemorated. Some bereaved relatives boycotted the official service because of a row over the wording on memorials.

They claim the perpetrators of the atrocity which killed 29 people and injured 200 are not fully identified.

Victims are said to have been “murdered by a dissident republican car bomb,” without mention of the Real IRA which carried out the attack.

The dissident group opposed an IRA truce in its campaign to oust Britain from Northern Ireland and remains a threat to peace, according to the province’s weapons watchdog.

No one has been convicted of the attack,
which took place just four months after the landmark Good Friday peace deal. Victims’ relatives have launched a civil suit against five people they believe were behind the bombing.

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