10 September 2009 Edition

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No support for those behind reckless Forkhill bomb

Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy

SINN FÉIN MP for Newry/Armagh, Conor Murphy has condemned those responsible for planting a huge bomb on the Carrive Rd in Forkhill in South Armagh which was made safe on Tuesday.
The 600lb bomb was a viable device and resulted in a number of families being evacuated from their homes while it was dealt with.
Conor Murphy said:
“I am extremely concerned that this device was left near a home. This created a serious risk to the lives of those who live nearby.
“Last year a bomb was discovered in Jonesborough by local children, other bombs were left near schools in Armagh city, while a recent publicity stunt could have led to a shoot out in Meigh village.
“There is an increasing recklessness being shown by these groups and if they persist with this activity it will be only a matter of time before a someone in the local community is killed.
“I would question the motives of those who are putting the local community in such danger.
“I challenge those who have planted this bomb in the community to come forward and explain why they have done so? How is this furthering the struggle for Irish freedom?
“They represent no one and have no support from the people in this area.”

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