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    UK - IRA admits bomb that killed boy in '73 was theirs, not Brit army's

    IRA admits killing schoolboy in 1973 after blaming the British Army for almost four decades
    The IRA finally apologised yesterday for the death of a nine-year-old boy after blaming the British Army for almost 40 years.

    Gordon Gallagher was killed after he tripped upon the Republican-made bomb while playing ‘Cowboys and Indians’ with his brother in their garden in Londonderry in 1973.
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    Gordon’s parents have previously claimed IRA members visited them days after his death and told them they placed the bomb without a detonator and it was added by the British Army to try and ‘frame’ them for the killing.

    But yesterday the IRA confessed to planting both the bomb and the detonator after Gordon’s family called upon Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness to tell them who put it in the children’s play area and why.
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    Soldiers investigating the blast found a second booby-trap bomb nearby that appeared to have been placed in hopes of catching troops responding to the first explosion.
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    more, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above

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    Poor boy he was just playing.
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