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New IRA confesses to the murder of a journalist

The militant Republican group the New IRA has claimed responsibility for the murder of the journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland. She was shot on Thursday during the riots in Londonderry in a group of people in the vicinity of police vehicles.

In a in the newspaper "The Irish News" published on Tuesday, claiming responsibility, it means to write: "In the course of the attack on the enemy, Lyra McKee, was killed, tragically, while she was standing next to the enemy forces." They wanted to apologize to the Partner of the victim, the family and friends sincerely. The letter was verified according to the figures, by a recognized password.

bullet hit the head

The 29-year-old McKee on Thursday evening in violent clashes in the city of Londonderry had been shot. They stood in a group of people in the vicinity of police vehicles, as a bullet in your head. The investigators expect an act of terrorism. The New IRA had announced in March, to package bombs, which had appeared in London and Glasgow. It rejects the peace-the end of the good Friday agreement of 1998, and aims for a United Ireland.

In the crime scene vicinity on the outskirts of Londonderry had been thrown before the murder of more than 50 IEDs at police. Vehicles burned. Previously, police had searched the neighborhood for weapons. The trigger for the riots was the annual Protest at Easter in connection with the conflict in Northern Ireland. The new riots have occurred at a time when the Irish Catholic nationalists of the uprising against the British in 1916 to remember.

On the weekend, only two after the murder, arrested the young men had been on foot. Allegations against them had not been charged, informed the local police. (chk/sda)

Created: 23.04.2019, 04:09 PM

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