17 April 1997 Edition

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IRA shoots RUC woman

THE IRA HAS SAID THAT one of its active service units carried out an attack in Derry City last Thursday 10 April that left an RUC woman seriously injured.

The attack was carried out in the Bishop Street area close to the city's courthouse at 3.50pm when Volunteers fired a single shot hitting the RUC woman in the upper body.


Within the space of an hour last Wednesday 9 April two British army border posts were attacked and hit by gunfire.
In the first of the two shootings, at 9.30pm, a sniper opened fire on British troops in a sanger overlooking the Killyvilly border checkpoint near Roslea, Co Fermanagh, narrowly missing one of the British soldiers on guard. That shot was followed by a burst of automatic fire.

Then at Clonatty Bridge checkpoint, not far from Roslea, automatic fire was directed at British soldiers on guard there. No one was injured in that attack either.

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