It was last Thursday that the journalist Lyra McKee was shot to death in connection with rioting in Londonderry in northern Ireland.
McKee was shot in the head when she covered the unrest in Londonderry. She later died in the hospital.
The Irish News is now taking the group of the New IRA the blame for the murder and asks at the same time apologize.
”During the attack against the enemy was Lyra McKee tragically killed when she was standing next to the enemy forces. IRA asks sincerely apologize to Lyra McKees partner, family and friends for her death,” the statement said.
northern Ireland published on Friday, images from a surveillance camera that shows the masked man who is suspected to have shot the journalist to death. Mckee was standing near a police car when a a number of shots were fired, according to the newspaper Belfast Telegraph.
– There is no doubt that the shot was out to kill a police officer, tragically, took the life of a talented young journalist, said deputy police chief Stephen Martin on Friday.
Londonderry on Thursday when the police conducted the search warrant in order to prevent attacks that police suspect could be carried out over the weekend, according to Reuters. At least 50 bensinbomber were thrown and two cars were set on fire, writes the news agency.
the Unrest came the day before the easter holidays, when a group calling itself the New IRA, a splinter group from the Irish republican army, wanted to draw attention to the easter rising of 1916 against british rule.
the New IRA was formed in 2012 after several groups want the country to unite with the republic of Ireland.
the arrests of two men suspected of being behind the assassination, but both men were later released without further suspicion of a crime.
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