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9 April 1998 Edition

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Attacks continue

The INLA shot dead Trevor Deeney, who had links with the UVF and served a prison sentence for UVF activity in the 1980s, at about 12.15am on Wednesday morning as he arrived home from work.

The dead man from the Kilfennan area on the Waterside, Derry was reported to have delivered statements to local journalists on behalf of the LVF. His brother Jeffrey is serving life for the Greysteel killings of 1993 and is presently on the LVF wing in the H Blocks. The man, a step-father of four children, was in the passenger seat of the car driven by his wife when the INLA struck; six shot were fired in the attack.

Sinn Fein's Lynn Fleming said that ``the killing highlighted the need for politicians to intensify the search for peace.''

Meanwhile, bomb making material found in Kansas Avenue, off the Antrim Road in North Belfast is believed to have belonged to the Continuity Army Council (CAC). Material for up to 1.5 tonnes of explosives was found in a search of a flat in Kansas Avenue on Monday night at about 10pm.

The Kansas Avenue bomb was the second explosives find to be made in the past week. On Thursday 2 April a massive explosives device was found on board a BMW car about to be driven on to the Stena ferry bound for Holyhead, in Wales.

Media speculation pointed to the involvment of ``dissident republicans''.

One man was later charged with possession of the explosives.  

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