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Omagh atrocity: man and woman arrested

Two people were arrested yesterday in south Armagh by detectives investigating the Omagh attack in which a Real IRA bomb killed 29 people in August 1998. A man and a woman were arrested in the border area of Jonesborough in a large-scale operation which involved 200 police and troops. Security forces continue to operate warily in the strongly republican district. Yesterday’s arrests are said to be primarily concerned with the movements of one of the cars used by the bomb team who transported the device from a border area to the centre of the town in Co Tyrone. Although the Omagh bombing took place five years ago, the Government and the security forces insist that they still hope to bring charges in relation to the incident. A number of individuals suspected of involvement in the attack are behind bars on other charges, while the Real IRA’s leader at the time, Michael McKevitt, was jailed last month for 20 years in Dublin for directing terrorism. Full Story

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