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English former soldier charged with historic killing

A former English soldier, is charged with two killings and four attempted murder during riots in northern Ireland 30. January 1972.

It writes Sky News.

16 other former soldiers have gone free as there was not enough evidence to hold them, informs the british people's court according to Sky News.

In the british media Sky News referring to the accused as 'soldier F'.

He is charged with the killing of James Wray and William McKinney, and he is charged with attempted murder of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O'donnell.

Soldier F was a part of the riots of 47 years ago. The riots took place 30. January, but the day is better known under the name Bloody Sunday.

Bloody Sunday describes the tragic episode, in which the northern irish were demonstrating against british rule. The demonstration escalated, and 14 demonstrators were killed by british soldiers - 14 was wounded.

In 1998, started England's then prime minister, Tony Blair, an inquiry as to whether the killings were justified. In 2010, it was concluded that the soldiers had acted appropriately.

Photo: AP/Ritzau Scanpix

in 2016, started legal proceedings against 18 former soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday.

But after more dropped charges, and deaths among the former soldiers are there now, just a soldier back - charged for two killings and four attempted murder.

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