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Police given extra time to question man arrested in connection with Omagh bombing

He was arrested on Monday.

Police officers stand on Market Street, the scene of a car bombing, in the centre of Omagh.
Police officers stand on Market Street, the scene of a car bombing, in the centre of Omagh.
Image: Paul McErlane via AP Photo

POLICE HAVE BEEN given extra time to question a man about the Omagh bombing.

The 43-year-old was arrested in Newry on Monday.

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch have been granted a further 34 hours to question him.

Twenty nine people were killed and 220 people were injured when the Omagh bomb exploded in a parked car on Market Street on 15 August 1998.

The attack came 13 weeks after the Good Friday Agreement was signed and caused international and local outcry.

It has been described as one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles.

 

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