Thursday, August 15, 2013

Omagh 1998: Lest We Forget

From the Beeb:

1998: Dozens die in Omagh bombing

At least 27 people are feared dead in the worst paramilitary bombing since the start of the Northern Ireland conflict three decades ago. 

 The blast in the market town of Omagh, County Tyrone, at around 1500 BST on Saturday, left more than 100 people injured or maimed. 

People who survived the car bomb blast in a busy shopping area of the town have been describing scenes of carnage with the dead and dying strewn across the street. 


The death toll eventually reached 29. The dead included nine children and a woman pregnant with twins.

The Real IRA - a breakaway group formed after the Provisional IRA declared a ceasefire - admitted planting the bomb. ...

Much more here, including videos and pictures.

NEVER forget.

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