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Man Killed, Two Hurt in IRA Power Base

One man was fatally shot and two others were wounded in an Irish Republican Army power base on Northern Ireland’s border, police said Wednesday. The dead man, who wasn’t identified, was found at daybreak near a gas station in the village of Cullaville in South Armagh, a border region nicknamed “bandit country” because of its IRA sympathies. Two of the victim’s associates later turned up in different hospitals, one suffering from gunshot wounds to the legs — an IRA form of punishment — the other with unspecified head wounds that required surgery. Detectives believe the same gang attacked all three. They declined to specify a motive. Conor Murphy, the leading politician in South Armagh from the IRA-linked Sinn Fein party, said he didn’t know if the IRA was responsible. Full Story

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