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Probe into Enniskillen bombing launched

A new file on the 1987 IRA atrocity, which killed 11 people and wounded dozens others, is to be examined by serious crime branch detectives.

1987: The Cenotaph at Enniskillen with the devastated community centre in the background.
1987: The Cenotaph at Enniskillen with the devastated community centre in the background.
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have launched an investigation into the Remembrance Day bombing  in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, by the IRA 25 years ago, it has been revealed.

A new file on the atrocity is to be examined by serious crime branch detectives, who will ascertain whether any fresh charges can be brought against the perpetrators. No-one has ever been convicted over the attack.

Eleven people were killed and 63 others injured in the bombing, which exploded with no warning on 8 November 1987. The 12th victim of the attack, Ronnie Hill, spent 13 years in a coma and passed away in 2000, RTÉ reports.

Arlene Foster of the DUP said that “an active line of inquiry” was being pursued, UTV reports.

Thursday will mark the 25th anniversary of the massacre.

Read: Justice Minister – “There can be no justification of any nature” for Black murder>

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