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Pictures: New memorial marks 30 years since an IRA bomb tore Enniskillen asunder

The Remembrance Day bombing of 8 November 1987 claimed 11 lives, and injured 63 others.
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Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Jim Dixon, who was seriously injured in the 1987 bombing, attends today's memorial Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

TODAY MARKS THE 30th anniversary of an IRA bombing in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, which killed 11 people and injured 63.

One of the most infamous of the atrocities carried out throughout the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Remembrance Day bombing was later claimed as a mistake by the IRA, which stated it had been targeting the British soldiers parading the memorial.

The bombing was condemned from all sides.

10 of those who died were civilians who had been in attendance of the ceremony that day to commemorate Britain’s war dead.

A new memorial was today dedicated to those who lost their lives on 8 November 1987.

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Margaret Veitch and sister Joan Anderson, daughters of William and Agnes Mullan who died in the bombing, lay a wreath during today's ceremony Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Viscount Brookeborough reads a message from the Queen during today's ceremony Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary A hearse carries the coffin of victim Marie Wilson past the scene of the bombing on 10 November 1987 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary The bomb site in the aftermath of the explosion Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Stephen Gault, pictured at today's ceremony with his wife Sharon. Stephen's father Samuel died in the bombing Source: Niall Carson//PA Images

Enniskillen bombing 30th anniversary Jessica Murray speaking during today's ceremony Source: Niall Carson/PA Images

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Read: Jessica Murray during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the IRA Remembrance Day attack in Enniskillen

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